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 employees wear inappropriate clothes to work, express your concern in a firm-but-diplomatic fashion.
"Web rings" are basically a linked collection of Web sites with a common theme, industry or product business. The idea behind them: Banding together an assortment of smaller merchants or services can help the entire group compete more effectively online and build Web traffic.
The sluggish economy of recent years has helped encourage more employees to come to work, even while they're sick. Nearly 77 percent of employees say they've shown up to work when ill, says a recent poll by ComPsych Corp.
Speak a little higher and a little faster than you normally do.
Louis B. Mayer made MGM Studios an industry leader by producing films that projected the traditional American values of God, patriotism, hard work and motherhood. He also protected MGM’s success with shrewd negotiating skills, often outflanking movie stars who wanted—and probably deserved—much bigger paychecks.
Surely, you've heard over and over that good leaders ask good questions. Fine. But what questions might those be?
It is important to not only sense impending disaster but prepare for it and minimize it.
An outside adviser can act as a “third opinion” when your internal people line up behind a single proposition, or help you decide when two or more of your constituencies disagree.
When Dwight D. Eisenhower won the election to succeed him as president, Harry S. Truman observed: “Poor Ike! When he was a general, he gave an order and it was carried out. Now, he is going to sit in that big office and give an order and not a damn thing is going to happen.”
You probably know that a “Horatio Alger story” is a tale about a young man who starts out with nothing and ends up a great success. But who was Horatio Alger, exactly?