Category: business etiquette

If political talk at work is making you crazy

Most of us agree that it’s wise to avoid talking politics with your colleagues. But this election season it seems that a rising tide of workers are complaining that it’s tough to escape from distracting, annoying and sometimes upsetting political commentary. Try these tips if political chitchat is driving you crazy at the office.

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How to give powerful positive feedback

Well-crafted words of thanks and praise can serve as powerful positive reinforcement, guiding members of your team to achieve, change and grow. By regularly thanking or acknowledging people for their work, you can help to shape a more positive and collaborative office environment, even if you’re not the boss.

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4 strategies for handling 9 types of annoying email

It’s not just that you’re getting too much email. A bigger deal is the way it can ruin your mood, contribute to a toxic environment and change the structure of your work life. But there are ways to handle it.

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Say “thank you” when they praise your work.

When you don’t know how to accept a compliment on your work, you make others uncomfortable and undercut your own achievements. But it’s easy to learn how to accept a compliment on the job.

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Know which tasks are Tier #1

Have too much to do? Take off the pressure by setting some priorities.

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Your manners when you dine can say a lot about you

Table manners can be a factor when you or your colleagues are trying to make a positive impression. More than that, dining out, whether as a host or a guest, is a social art form, and one that can support

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