Workplace Communication

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.

To draw out your team’s ideas and opinions, bring up a controversial proposal and list its pros and cons.
While e-mail can save you from playing phone tag, it also can be abused.
Whenever the president visits our department, my colleague, Stan, corners him and monopolizes his time.
If you spend time with negative or cynical co-workers, their attitude can rub off on you.
You covet a job opening, but you’re up against some formidable rivals.
Promotions go to those who think and act like senior executives.
Your career can stall if you let jealousy or resentment interfere with your pursuit of excellence.
The most eye-catching résumés are easy to scan.
Just because you make an embarrassing blunder, that doesn’t mean you’re in the doghouse. How you respond will help determine whether you’re viewed as executive material.
Capitalize on meetings with top officials by choosing your comments carefully.