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.
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I’ve been asked by my manager
to spend a few weeks training a new hire to do my job. I’m worried this
person might be in line to replace me someday, possibly soon.
I met friends for lunch and mentioned I was scared of getting laid off.
Somehow my boss found out what I said and angrily told me I shouldn’t
be “spreading rumors” of layoffs. Did I do anything wrong?
Getting ahead often involves knowing where to go to get your questions
answered—and knowing how to collect accurate information so you can do
For Norman Rosenblatt, getting laid off from Charles Schwab & Co. did not come as a surprise.
Before you pitch a proposal to the boss, summarize it in a few sentences.
Once interviewers decide they like you, they’ll want to talk money. Don’t volunteer too much.
You’ve undergone rounds of interviews, negotiated a good salary and
received a job offer. You’re about to accept, but there’s one more
hurdle: Your potential employer has asked you to sign an employment
Remember Dale Carnegie? Today, he’d make a great career coach with
advice such as, “Become genuinely interested in others,” and, “Get
others to say, ‘yes, yes,’ immediately.”
Shun meaningless consultant-speak when you launch new projects.