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Office Management

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What to say when …

by on August 1, 1997 12:00pm
in Office Management

Your boss gives you contradictory information or instructions.
Trying to encourage your staff to do their best gets harder if one of them is always expecting the worst.

Introductions count

by on August 1, 1997 12:00pm
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When introducing yourself at a business conference, begin with what you do, state your employer and close with your full name.

Sit still

by on August 1, 1997 12:00pm
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When you enter a staff meeting, take your seat without fanfare.
Whenever an employee shares some personal news, show interest and follow up.

Track phone messages

by on August 1, 1997 12:00pm
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When you leave messages for others to call you back, keep a log.
When you ask for your employees’ input, take a neutral stance.
If you’re giving input on a corporate video, ask first about its purpose.
One of the biggest challenges for managers is getting accurate information from staffers.
How would you rate your employees? You can probably identify your best and worst workers in an instant.
Check out this Web site.
If you’re stuck with a boss who’s not expressive, you may be left looking for clues to “read” her. But you don’t have to play guessing games.
While it’s fine to spark enthusiasm in your team, too much exuberance can be a distraction.
When setting up a Web site, create a written, signed contract for your subscribers stating that they agree not to exploit any information commercially.
If colleagues have been shredding your reputation, don’t assume that the problem will go away on its own.

Business-card notes

by on July 1, 1997 11:00am
in Office Management

Whenever someone gives you a business card, don’t just shove it in a drawer and forget about it.
What should I say when I’m asked a personal question by one of my employees?

Welcome new hires

by on July 1, 1997 10:00am
in Office Management

Whenever a new employee comes aboard, say hello.

Any last words?

by on July 1, 1997 10:00am
in Office Management

When speaking with staffers, try not to rush them.
Stroll through your workplace and listen. What do you hear?
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