While mastering the English language and its fine nuances isn’t the requisite for winning business, it’s always good to avoid making these easy mistakes to begin with. Sometimes a well written, typo-free email vs one with all these goof-ups could be the difference between being taken seriously or being shown the door.
So, here’s us going grammar Nazi on corporate communication and point out the 12 most common typos and other grammatical transgressions people especially in the Indian context, make at work, why they’re wrong, and how to avoid them. ( The transgressions, not the people!)
A cheat code of business and work dressing. Make sure you are never sloppily dressed in the office again.
If you’re a north Indian working in Bangalore, you’ll understand.
Having friends at work is important, but not always easy.
12 practical and proven ways to make friends at work.
Don’t be stuck eating lunch by yourself again.
Getting fired isn’t easy. Whether you’re an ambitious young professional or an old-time executive, you just never know when you’ll be handed the pink slip. It could be due to many reasons like company restructuring, downsizing, change in management, or because of your unsuitability for a role or disciplinary issues. Whatever the reason be, it can wreak havoc on your self esteem and disrupt your life.
However the good news is that losing a job is not the end of the world and with the right approach and perspective you could turn something bad into something positive.
We spoke to many people who have lost their jobs, how they dealt with it, and have compiled this handy guide on how to deal with getting fired, with grace and make the best out of it.
So, you find yourself living from paycheque to paycheque more often than you’d like to. Or simply, you’d like to have some extra “fun cash” to do things that wouldn’t eat into your savings for bigger things like a house, marriage or future education.
While the timings of your existing job, your work load or required skills may play a big role into your ability to earn extra income, we have compiled an indicative Infographic of things you could do with little or no effort to make that extra buck while having a full time job.
Here’s an awesome stats-based Infographic on 11 Reasons Why Having Friends At Work is Important
Long commutes to work can be outright soul crushing.
And sometimes you don’t have always the option of opting out of it. However what you can definitely do is make it interesting, productive and maybe err, fun. And the best part, a long commute is great for things you usually don’t have the time or focus for when you have the option of moving away. While you can’t always have what you don’t hate, let’s try to not hate what we have.
AMC’s Mad Men just isn’t one of the greatest shows on TV for nothing. Set in a New York advertising agency at the start of 60s, Mad Men is populated by a disparate collection of executives, secretaries, typists and mothers and their lives and workplace dynamics.
And while the series deals with its share of evils of the times like infidelity, alcoholism, corporate politics etc. here are the most important positive lessons from the show.
The idea of having free time at work may be as elusive as the unicorn, but there are those rare moments of bliss when you’ve been a superstar, you’ve turned in all your action items, heaped the praise from the boss, or simply because your boss isn’t around breathing down your neck is letting you have some sweet time to yourself.
So, while you’re jailed at work and find yourself free inside, here’s how to make the most of your time