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.

In one-on-one discussions, you may say “That’s wrong” or “No, I disagree.” Such blunt remarks can sting.
If you’re chairing a meeting, don’t allow events beyond your control to derail your progress.
You’re full of fresh ideas. But all your outside-the-box thinking goes for naught because you’re surrounded by bosses and colleagues who play it safe.
An interview with Richard Haasnoot, head of Procter & Gamble's advertising department
To address vital topics speedily, set half-hour meetings.

Sound the alarm

by on October 1, 2000 9:00pm
in Workplace Communication

If you tend to get lost in thought or run late, set an alarm clock or calendar software alarm to ring five minutes before you need to leave.
Even if you list a series of airtight arguments to support your point, you may not sway your audience if it doubts your credibility.
Show a bias for action.
When you think networking, you may assume it occurs outside your company. But some of the best mingling results when employees with common interests exchange ideas and give support.
Replace “What you need to understand is ...” with “Here’s my opinion.”