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Organization

Whether it's looking at a potential employer's organizational hierarchy, how a company handles its pay structures or merely considering what your messy desk says about you at work, organization is key. We've got articles on everything from Office Feng Shui to putting together dress codes at work, so whatever your organizational needs are we've got you covered.

Organization Advice

  • Talking Taxes - How to Avoid an Audit

    A few years ago, the Internal Revenue Service challenged the tax deductions a college professor took for losses he reported in his business as a book author. "They came in and said, 'OK, prove to us it's a business,'" recalled Joseph … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - The Alternative Minimum Tax

    Last year, a Boston-area high-tech company saw its stock plunge from a record high of $58.75 on January 20, to a low of $1.13 exactly 11 months later in November. One employee, who chose to remain anonymous for this article, exercised 1,000 … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - Tax Basics for Beginners

    Most of us loathe the very idea of doing our U.S. personal income taxes, not because we expect to get fleeced each April 15 (or 16) but simply because we don't know an adjusted gross income from a standard deduction. For the many tax code … Read more...

  • Decoding the Dress Code

    It's not your parents' workplace anymore - nor their dress code. Gone are the stuffy three-piece suits and conservative skirt sets of times past, replaced with a canvas of khaki on which a world of individuality is expressed, as if to say, … Read more...

  • What exactly is "business casual"?

    Hosts and fashion police like to throw out dress code terms and phrases as if they were an actual Thing. But most of these combinations of words are made up, virtually meaningless, just thrown together to get someone off the hook. … Read more...

  • Language etiquette in the workplace

    Language is a tool for inclusion in culture, and in some workplaces expressions such as "Hey, hockey puck! How on top of that are you?" might easily replace "Are you on track with your deadline?" Yet it's never a good idea to suggest that … Read more...

  • Telephone Manners - Getting Through

    Although email and instant messaging are quickly becoming standard forms of office communication, the telephone still plays an important role in business. Just like a face-to-face meeting, telephone conversations are expected to and should … Read more...

  • Telephone Manners and Telephone Tips

    Good manners are good for business, while great manners can set you apart. If you're under stress or in a hurry, it's easy to let your guard down and fail to observe the basics. But if you take a deep breath before you call, good manners … Read more...

  • Conference Calls

    How to plan prepare for, manage and head conference calls Read more...