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.
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.
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:
If you have acted poorly in the past, your reputation may still be suffering even if you have since changed your ways, writes career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. There’s no surefire way to fix the damage, but a few techniques may help.
Microsoft Word’s grammar check alerts you when you repeat a word, but is repeating a word always wrong? Bonnie Trenga, author of The Curious Case of the Misplaced Modifier, says no. Here are several examples to illustrate when it’s perfectly fine to repeat a word.
U.S. workers were asked: How do you most like to communicate at work?