In an era of Casual Fridays and work-from-home colleagues, how can you maintain effective office communication in a changing business climate?
We’ll steer you through changes in business etiquette, and help you successfully navigate through the new realities of workplace conflict and office politics.
Networking is an essential part of building and sustaining a successful professional career, but it’s a skill that doesn’t come naturally to many people. When people refer to it as “schmoozing,” it can sometimes feel downright sleazy. It doesn’t have to be that way, though.
Call it the “Facebookification” of the workplace—employees of all generations are sharing way too much personal information with their colleagues and superiors, writes author and executive coach Peggy Klaus.
With many employees putting off retirement and staying on the job longer than they expected, it’s bound to happen: they have trouble reporting to a much younger manager. Before the work relationship becomes irreparable or an age discrimination suit is filed, have a chat with the veteran employee.
Here are three words of advice to communicate well: Make it count. Sending mass emails or holding unnecessarily frequent meetings can test employees’ patience and distract them from higher-priority work.
New brain science shows that constant exposure to complaining will reinforce negative thinking and behavior. It’s hard to stay positive in such a toxic environment. Three steps will get you there: