Debrett's: Ask the Expert

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Debrett's: Office Politics Ask the Expert is a monthly column in which etiquette experts at Debrett's seek to solve your professional dilemmas.

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Most people hate giving performance reviews because they are uncomfortable actually having to provide feedback, be it positive [...]

13 March
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Forget killer clowns, there’s nothing quite as terrifying as a room full of unfamiliar faces. Whether it’s a conference, [...]

17 October
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It's a sad state of affairs when a woman is sent home from work for not wearing heels, as happened to a receptionist in London [...]

19 September
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Q: I get on well with my boss, but he’s often cracking jokes that make me uncomfortable. Occasionally these can border on sexist [...]

15 August
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Recent events have brought the topic of politics into water cooler conversations around the country. In the wake of the EU referendum, [...]

18 July
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As communication methods continue to evolve, employers and employees will experience challenges as well as benefits. The convenience [...]

13 June
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Our work colleagues are likely to be the people with whom we spend the majority of our waking hours, which can inevitably lead [...]

16 May
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The saying “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” remains all too true. Whether it’s politicians employing their [...]

11 April
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A fear of public speaking is extremely common, and even those with considerable experience can fall prey to nerves when they [...]

14 March
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Being passed over for promotion can be demoralising, but before you allow it to dent your confidence, it’s worth considering [...]

15 February
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