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.
Avoid e-mail acronyms unless you’re replying to someone who already uses them.
Before you hit the Send button to e-mail your résumé, increase the odds it will enhance your reputation as a hotshot.
Career advancers complain just like everyone else. But they make sure
their complaints are sound—not shrill—and heard by the right people.
In one of my first jobs, I was in a rut and didn’t know it.
If you wish to convey a series of unrelated but critically important
points, ideas or to-do items, don’t bunch them together in one memo or
Some career counselors love to talk about vision. They’ll advise you to
think lofty thoughts. That can’t hurt. But the real test is setting the
One of the worst mistakes of hungry managers is to tackle huge
initiatives that get bogged down and never produce results. Our advice:
When a co-worker or employee does a favor for you, write a thank-you
note. In just two or three sentences, express how much you admire the
effort and convey your appreciation.
If you’re perceived as a sloppy communicator, your career can sputter.
The best jobs rarely land in your lap. You must open doors that lead to greater opportunity.