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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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:
When Kevin Tsujihara took over Warner Brothers’ Home Entertainment Group last October, he stepped into a cauldron of warring divisions with disparate initiatives that included home video, digital distribution, video games, technical operations and anti-piracy efforts.
Even in the shadow of the U.S. soccer team’s collapse in this year’s World Cup, coach Bruce Arena speaks with calm assurance. “One day, when we get it right and become the best,” he says, it will be because “we did it our way, no one else’s way.” In that statement alone, you can see why Arena is a leader.
New York Yankees manager Joe Torre leads a far more diverse and ego-driven team than most of us ever will. Yet, Torre’s team wins repeatedly, thanks to these four “rules of straight communication” he has developed over the years:
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