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.
If you’re worried about the threat of termination, try to relax.
Volunteer to give a talk at an elementary school about your job.
Managing ambitious staffers has its pros and cons. While they often bring talent and drive to the job, their arrogance and hunger for advancement may prove obnoxious.
If you’re called into the CEO’s office, keep quiet after you exchange pleasantries and the real business begins.
One employee overhears another complaining about him. You agree, but now you have to moderate their dispute.
Methods to combat the urge to procrastinate
Change never sleeps around here. Every day brings new initiatives, new market developments, new personnel. Sometimes I wish I could download every last bit of the latest news and e-mail everyone, so that no one feels left out. But reality interferes.
Unless you’re a lawyer, you may not know what to look for in a contract
before you draft or sign it.
Reserve an hour soon after you wake up to read the newspaper and any spillover memos or reports from the day before.
Too much talk, not enough action. That’s the danger of relying on committees.