You always want to make a good impression on clients and colleagues. Being dressed with confidence and being well-groomed is an essential not to be overlooked. How you dress can affect your position at work and getting promotions as well. One wrong fashion choice could make the difference between losing or gaining a client, not getting the job you want or making a bad impression at a client meeting. Below are some helpful ideas to...
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Networking is when you meet other people and form relationships which are mutually beneficial. These relationships will provide both support and assistance over a period of time to the people involved. Networking links people together who then become talking and walking advertisements for each other and the businesses they represent. So, how do you become more effective at business networking? Building a successful business network is important. Building one before you need one is even...
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It’s important to keep a list of professional contacts who are valuable when you do a career change. The people on this list would be ones who respect your work and value you as a professional. They would want to work with you in the future if the opportunity came up. These are the people with which you need to stay in touch. Regardless of whether you had a not so nice departure from your...
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Talking too much at work about non-work related issues that are friendly can be a touchy subject. Also, if everyone is talking too much, then productivity slows down. If talking about off-work things is frowned upon totally though, this can affect the morale of your employees. With all of this, keeping your business running while keeping talking under control and employees happy isn’t always easy to juggle. No one wants to be a tyrant, but...
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Gossip is a problem in the workplace, and it can hurt morale and reduce productivity. It can increase the turnover rate in a company too because high-performing employees may get frustrated by it. After all, they can get news jobs easier than under-performing employees. So, they may come to feel that they do all the work while everyone else just sits around gossiping about everyone else. Additionally, if the gossip is malicious, it could even...
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When you and your employees spend 8 hours a day working in an office at your business, sitting comfortably can be an issue. Also, if the furniture is comfortable, employees will work more efficiently. Additionally, style is important because the furniture in your office can be one of the first things your clients notice. Now one of the primary pieces of furniture in an office is the chair. The other piece is the desk. Both...
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During the course of your career, you will have the opportunity to attend many work-related social events. These may include after-hours work parties, happy hours and dinner parties. Outside of your job, you may join any number of professional associations that hold social-style networking events. Your conduct at work and other professional events can have a profound effect on your career. Although some work-related events are more successful that others, your conduct can enhance your...
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The appearance of your office sends an important message to everyone who enters it. If the office isn’t organized, contains mismatched furniture or is chaotic, it will leave a lasting impression on clients and other visitors. If you are updating the furniture in a financial office, it’s important that the image your office projects is one of stability, steadiness and constancy. There are a lot of exciting decorating styles out there, but whimsical or eccentric...
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Do you work from home part of the time or all the time? More and more people telecommute on a regular basis. It’s a great benefit for a lot of reasons. You save time on commuting and time saved on travelling and office distractions leave you with more time to do work. Because you have more time, you’ll be able to complete your work more quickly and have more free time. If you’re thinking about taking a home...
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