Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 8: Organization and Teamwork
"The title of Karen Friedman’s most recent book isn’t exactly subtle.
"As you sink into the couch, or slide onto the barstool, at the end of an exhausting workday, it’s hard not to experience the warm glow of self-congratulation.
"Here are some tips on how you can communicate more effectively with people at work, be they customers, co-workers, subordinates, or superiors.
"The real question may turn out to be whether you’re working for the wrong boss.
"Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day.
"It’s our job to transform our organizations so we are ready for the future … and there’s really no way to transform without persuading.
According to Virginia Postrel (photo, left), "If you want good applicants to respond to your job posting, write it as if you were talking to actual human beings.
"Carpenters work with wood.
"Stay on track to a successful career by following these six rules for keeping your work life drama-free.
"Too often policy-makers consider only the consequences of NOT creating a policy and pay little attention to the consequences of creating one.
Emma Seppälä asks, "How should we react when an employee is not performing well or makes a mistake?
"The infographic below shows five of the most toxic types of employees that exist and how to keep their problems from affecting you and your fellow co-workers.
"How often do you have a conversation with your team that consists of something other than what’s being done, what needs to get done, and what they didn’t do?
"You probably have your own verbal tics too.
Carolyn Douglas asks, "Can HR Intranets move more into engagement and mentorship, training, and leadership?
"What do an insurance company, grocery chain and educational service have in common?
"The first time I made a presentation to an executive team, I quickly realized it wasn’t business as usual," writes Lea McLeod (photo, left).
Jeff Haden has his opinion and his list.
According to Natalie Burg (photo, left), "Business doesn’t happen face to face as often as some would like.
Logan Harper (photo, left) provides his answers to the question - Should you connect with co-workers on social media?
"When you introduce a new person by email, you can spark great new relationships if you share more than name and contact information.