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.
When you’re trying to persuade employees, you may figure if you cite enough evidence, you’ll break down others’ resistance and they’ll agree with you. But reason alone may not suffice. Use techniques that induce compliance.
While it could be bad for your career to point out every misstep your boss makes, you’re more likely to get a boost if you can kindly communicate constructive criticism when he really needs it, says writer and entrepreneur Jennifer Winter. She offers three tips to help you make sure any feedback you offer your boss is both diplomatic and productive.
You know how important a positive air is to success and happiness—to the point where, if you don’t feel it, manufacture it. Try these tactics.
High-functioning boards and executive teams don’t miraculously work just by focusing on common challenges. They spend a few hours once a year setting ground rules. You can use quips as reminders.
Incivility—being disrespectful, unprofessional or just plain rude—is an epidemic in many workplaces today, Joyce E.A. Russell writes for The Washington Post. And it’s a problem for businesses, customers and employees.
Some companies are taking a new approach toward employees who retire or leave to pursue new challenges. They are establishing groups to help everyone stay in touch and keep the lines of communication open. These programs have many employees wondering what the company benefits from in return.
If you sense your presentations are failing to rouse others to action, it’s probably time for a tuneup, says career and business advisor Beverly Flaxington. Here are six steps to a more powerful presentation.