In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
You may know more than your employees, but that won’t matter much unless you can explain things well. As jobs become more specialized, your talent for helping others understand complex ideas and apply what you tell them takes on greater importance.
Every 18 seconds someone is injured at work, says the American Red Cross. So be prepared.
When star workers quit, don’t sever your relationship. Keep them apprised of the news at your company.
When preparing slides for a presentation, choose your colors with care.
On the first day that you assemble a new team, plan every detail of the meeting.
Make sure your new hires know you expect three core attributes.
For your next presentation, remember this: Your audience will judge you in the first minute. If you pass muster, they’ll listen to the rest of your talk.
Q. A week ago, I was interviewed for a
job I really want. It went well, but I haven’t heard anything. I think
I blew it when the interviewer asked, “What would it take for you to be
happy here?” and I said, “I make $40,000 now, and I want $45,000.” Was
that a bad move?
It was June 1993. President Clinton was weighing whether to bomb Iraq after it was caught planning to assassinate George Bush. Clinton turned to his advisor, George Stephanopoulos, for advice.
Q. During my first week at a new job,
I made a colossal blunder: I gave what turned out to be terrible advice
to my boss. Now it’ll be hard to regain my credibility.