New Rules for Today's Workplace: Strategies for Success in the Virtual World

Overview

In her newest book, business communications expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts delivers timely advice for employees, managers, and business owners on surviving and succeeding in today’s technology-dependent workplace.

An antidote to the boring business book, New Rules for Today’s Workplace is filled with real-life stories from workers at such successful companies as TiVo, Pegasystems, OneBeacon Insurance, and Brown Brothers Harriman. They all share secrets for today’s key ...

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Overview

In her newest book, business communications expert Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts delivers timely advice for employees, managers, and business owners on surviving and succeeding in today’s technology-dependent workplace.

An antidote to the boring business book, New Rules for Today’s Workplace is filled with real-life stories from workers at such successful companies as TiVo, Pegasystems, OneBeacon Insurance, and Brown Brothers Harriman. They all share secrets for today’s key challenges: managing and working remotely. Managers offer advice on hiring remote workers and evaluating the performance of offsite employees. Facilitators give tips on running virtual meetings. At-home workers tell how to minimize distractions.

Each chapter is packed with ready-to-use strategies. Readers will learn how to prepare attention-grabbing webinars, use Twitter as a job-search tool, format an electronic résumé so it gets noticed, and much more.   

Whether you’re hankering to reap the rewards of the social networking phenomena, joining a multigenerational workforce, managing or working remotely, or you simply need to get up to speed on the hottest techniques in business training, this practical guide will show you how to get ahead and stay on top.   

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lindsell-Roberts (Speaking Your Way to Success) provides an exhaustive guide for business success in the ever more virtual and cosmopolitan corporate world. She dispenses her advice on such topics as managing remotely, maximizing social media interactions, building buzz—even choosing office furniture—in sections easy to digest, understand, and apply. While there is much of value throughout, the author's guidance on working successfully with a multigenerational, multicultural workforce is especially enlightening. She guides managers in coaching and coping with employees with varied learning and communication styles and technological proficiencies. More experienced hands might find the introductions to social media and e-mail etiquette rudimentary, but advice on less familiar situations—such as how to work from home most effectively, how to evaluate your virtual workforce or run a virtual trade show—is useful. Practical, easy to navigate, and up-to-the minute, this is an excellent guide to the 21st-century workplace. (May)
Library Journal
The author of 23 previous books, Lindsell-Roberts (135 Tips for Writing Successful Business Documents) here presents a solid introduction to getting started in today's "world of work." She focuses on four major areas—social networking, working effectively with different generations or cultures, presenting and meeting virtually, and working or managing virtually. She covers a lot of ground in each area, including basic descriptions of what various social network programs do, differences between baby boomers and Gen X and Y workers, tips for telecommuting and creating a work-life balance, and how to conduct an online meeting. VERDICT Lindsell-Roberts touches on many of the current trends in the business world and offers useful tips for entrepreneurs and those who work for them. Full of bulleted points and anecdotes, this is quick and easy reading; a good book for those new to business or technology.—Susan Hurst, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547428086
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/6/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts is a nationally known business-writing workshop facilitator and the author of 23 books including Strategic Business Letters and Email, Mastering Computer Typing, Revised Edition, and Speaking Your Way to Success, all published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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