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.
Approach your job like you’re the CEO.
While the quality of your work product clearly plays a role in your
career advancement, there’s another, less obvious element to consider:
When choosing color combinations for your next brochure or flier, choose black type on a yellow background.
Even if you’re not a professional trainer, you may have to stand in
front of a group of employees on occasion and teach them a new skill.
When you meet an influential figure who can boost your career, send a handwritten letter on personal stationery.
Never quit your job until you hold in your hand an official, written confirmation of a new job offer.
Irreplaceable managers are those who add value to the company.
One of the most subtle and overlooked obstacles to career advancement is applying the right thought process to your job.
When concluding a phone conversation, wait an extra second before hanging up.
An informal survey of Working Smart readers indicates that even the hardest workers with the best attitudes get tripped up by two poor work habits.