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.

The leader who’s suddenly underemployed—through downsizing, demotion or simply a lucky exit from a very bad job—should heed the reminder that Martha Stewart heard before she packed off to prison: You’re no longer the boss.
Even those who wind up on the leading edge may not start out perfectly.
Looking for a better-paying job? We’d advise gauging your actual marketability first in the great, wide world by snagging a job offer, then taking it back to your boss. But you can do it the other way, too, if you just want to be paid the full market rate at a current job that you love.
You charge through busy days, weeks and months, tackling one big project after another. But what about the important things you never get around to? The big ones you keep setting aside?
Former DuPont Chairman Ed Woolard asked workers this question when he visited them on the production line:

The managers you supervise who miss deadlines, question your authority, forget assignments or snipe are behaving the same way toward the people who report to them.
After your team completes a complex project, have everyone involved submit a summary of the details.
Here are some tips on how to score with clients, vendors and top organization honchos by staging the perfect golf outing:
“Wisdom is the daughter of experience,” wrote Leonardo da Vinci (1492-1519), possibly the most brilliant artist and thinker who ever lived. Luckily, da Vinci left us his instructions on converting experience into wisdom:
The U.S. president known as a fierce fighter, Indian hater and hothead—Andrew Jackson—actually used wallpaper to help him lead the country. Wallpaper?