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 already know that when a bigwig asks a question you can’t answer,
the best reply is, “I don’t know. I’ll find out.” Don’t stop there.
During a long day of job interviews, you may meet with five different interviewers.
When asked to give your opinion about a boss or co-worker, pretend you’re speaking into a microphone.
Even as more companies abandon a rigid chain-of-command, employees still crave order.
If you realize you’ve hurt a colleague’s feelings, don’t fret about it.
You work so hard that you barely stop to stretch, much less eat. You
put in long hours because you’re determined to succeed. You’re a hero,
Hiring managers are using structured role-playing more than ever.
When you’re managing a project team, it’s important that everyone know what’s going on—and when.
Don’t let e-mail stack up. Like a sloppy, paper-strewn desk, too many pending messages will induce stress.
Almost a third of corporate e-mail is junk, says Worldtalk Corp., an
Internet security firm. That includes spam (unsolicited mail from
unknown senders) and viruses.