The Best Business Hack? Good Manners.
Manners may seem like an antiquated art form, but politeness can have a positive effect on productivity and business success. Here are some tips to wooing co-workers and potential business partners in good form:
Direct the conversation to the other person
Getting someone to talk about themselves can bring them the same kind of pleasure as food or money. Asking about someone else's interests and work during a conversation may open the person up and endear them to you. Writer Paul Ford suggested employing the line, "Wow. That sounds hard," in social settings, but it works in business as well.