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.

If you disagree with a colleague, pick the best time and place to speak up.
A reader tells us she has a nickname for her boss, “Two-fer.” “He always wants me to do two things for the price of one,” she says.
How to respond to a number of uncomfortable situations involving confrontations in the workplace
Looking to make a difference? Here are some tips.
Evaluating evaluations

Tame a screamer

by on October 1, 2000 9:30pm
in Workplace Communication

It’s easy to assume that when someone yells at you, it’s justified.
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.
If your employer’s layoffs and reorganizations leave you balancing two or even three jobs, don’t just grin and bear it. Tell your boss you’ll give everything you’ve got for the good of the team.