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.
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.
The best jobs rarely land in your lap. You must open doors that lead to greater opportunity.
If you’re perceived as a sloppy communicator, your career can sputter.
I just graduated from college and took a job as a marketing manager with a big company. I’m off to a rough start.
You’re delighted with your current employer, so you politely brush off all inquiries from headhunters. Big mistake.
You might see yourself as a CEO-in-training, but others’ perception of you counts even more.
Many presenters misuse slides. They rush from image to image without allowing the audience to analyze each graphic.
Don’t be blindsided by organizational upheaval. Go-getters, like detectives, watch for clues that massive changes are afoot.
An acquaintance at a networking event tells you that your awful boss is about to quit.
When drafting memos or reports, use one bull's-eye verb rather than a string of words that dance around the verb.