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.

How to deliver bad news that needs delivering.
Understand your own limited understanding of another's employment situation.
Afraid your boss is jealous of you?

Listen or bust

by on November 1, 2000 11:00pm
in Workplace Communication

You can barely restrain yourself. You want to talk but there’s no opening.

Grade your ethics

by on November 1, 2000 11:00pm
in Workplace Communication

Three-quarters of employees observed violations of the law or company standards in the previous 12 months, according to a June 2000 survey by KPMG, an international consulting firm.
When delegating team projects, identify concrete, measurable standards you’ll use to judge each employee’s performance.

Trust but verify

by on November 1, 2000 10:30pm
in Workplace Communication

If a colleague insists he’s right because “I’ve been here longer than you” or “Just trust me, I know this,” don’t believe it.

Negotiate more perks

by on November 1, 2000 10:30pm
in Workplace Communication

Rather than demand flextime, bonuses or telecommuting right now, think ahead.
While you should gesture freely when giving a speech, it’s bad to gesticulate when trying to impress your boss one-on-one.
Should you stay or should you go? Use these factors to help you decide: