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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Figure out your “center” as a leader, by answering these questions:
One reader asks: “Please clarify the use of the word ‘I’ when using a pronoun with another name, such as: ‘These are the vacation schedules for Joan and I.’ Do you use I or me?” Whenever you’re unsure of which pronoun to use in a situation like this and don’t have time to dig into […]
To be honest, we thought people had figured this out by now: E-mail is not private. Indeed, it's about the least private form of communication most of us use.
For years and years, we've been told there's no substitute for "managing by walking around."
To be a good, smart manager, you need to work well with your own manager. And communication is the bedrock of a good relationship with any boss.
If really important things aren't getting done in your department, take a good look at the way you're talking about them.
No matter how well you prepare or how hard you work, luck still plays a role in success. Consider the late Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin, who together produced some of Broadway’s monster hits, including “Guys and Dolls” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Extend your on-the-job learning with this reminder:
Keep your life on track the way comedian Tim Allen does, with these three connected lists:
Here’s another reminder that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to succeed:
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