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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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Find a mighty mentor

by on September 1, 2000 8:00pm
in Workplace Communication

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Evolve

by on September 1, 2000 7:30pm
in Workplace Communication

When a boss criticizes you, show in your body language that you’re consciously trying to improve yourself.
Goad employees to play devil’s advocate when they propose ideas.
You wind up putting out fires all day, not coaching or leading. You’re spread so thin that you rarely have time to praise fine work, ask smart questions or serve as a sounding board for ideas.
Before you hook up with a mentor, develop an exit strategy.
If you’re running a meeting, log every assigned task, with deadlines.
How to deal with an impolite colleague.
How to take responsibility without bringing on unnecessary blame.