Americans at Work: A Cultural Guide to the Can-Do People

Americans at Work: A Cultural Guide to the Can-Do People

by Craig Storti
     
 

ISBN-10: 1931930058

ISBN-13: 9781931930055

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Americans at Work reveals the subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace. Storti explores the American attitude on straight talk, power, feedback, email and nonverbal communication, taboo topics, and more in this extensive guide to succeeding in the American work environment. Learn how to work more effectively with your colleagues from Storti’s

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Americans at Work reveals the subtle aspects of American culture in the workplace. Storti explores the American attitude on straight talk, power, feedback, email and nonverbal communication, taboo topics, and more in this extensive guide to succeeding in the American work environment. Learn how to work more effectively with your colleagues from Storti’s practical advice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931930055
Publisher:
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1The big picture11
Ch. 1Americans and foreigners13
Ch. 2The land of opportunity19
Ch. 3The can-do people33
Ch. 4Equality for all51
Ch. 5You are what you've done63
Ch. 6On your own79
Ch. 7Time matters87
Ch. 8Communication, American style97
Ch. 9Of Bosses and subordinates125
Pt. 2The details143
Workplace relationships146
Personal and professional149
Women in the workplace151
Sexual harassment153
Meetings155
Presentations158
E-mail etiquette161
Telephone etiquette164
Giving feedback168
Training170
Nonverbal communication171
Greetings and leave-takings176
Dress178
Gifts179
Taboo topics180
Going to lunch182
Smoking183
A guest in the home184

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