Monthly Archives: November 2011

Expedite your way up the corporate ladder with better telephone etiquette

I WAS lucky enough – although I did not think so at the time – to sit alongside my boss in an open-plan office in my first job. At the end of my second day at the company, she gave … Continue reading

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The longer you work, the more productive you are? Not so, say experts

THE results of a German study conducted by the Institute for Work and Technology (IAT) suggest that the idea that a longer working week leads to greater productivity is a fallacy. The extra hours, it claims, are simply a waste … Continue reading

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The good, bad and ugly of office gossip

GOSSIPING, as we all know, is a deadly sin, which is why none of us do it. The subject however, came up recently when a friend entertained me at length with a detailed and “highly classified” tale about some colleagues … Continue reading

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