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.

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Finding a good workplace adviser is just one ingredient in the fine art of taking advice. The following three principles seem like common sense, but people neglect them surprisingly often when engaging an adviser:

5 ways to rise above and beyond the expected

Unravel creative blocks by looking back at past ideas.
Safeguard your image by eschewing complaints about your health problems.
After being beaten, whipped and hit in the head with a lead weight, Harriet Tubman swore she’d die free. And she did.
Besides being the most talented, disciplined and mentally tough professional golfer, add this to Tiger Woods’ list of attributes: He adapts.
As a young girl, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder Mary Kay Ash had to care for her father after a bout with tuberculosis. One day, he said to her, “Mary, I would like potato soup for dinner.”
Like everybody else, leaders can subconsciously allow their greatest strengths to become their greatest weaknesses.
If you’ve ever wondered whether you cave in to higher-ups too easily — often conscripting your people to do too much work in the process — look for these warning signs:
The next time you have to deliver bad news about cutbacks or even just a change in procedure, take some cues from Franklin D. Roosevelt, who told the nation via radio in 1942 that it had to accept severe rationing and higher taxes to support the World War II effort.
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