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.

When someone or something breaks your concentration, you can react one of two ways: stay broken or resume your work.
Most politicians believe they will win the votes of 85 percent of the folks they shake hands with. They know that if they can establish a human bond—even for a few seconds—they will leave a good impression.

What to say when …

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

How to respond in several uncomfortable situations involving confrontation at work
Winners don’t take their image for granted. They continually polish their communication skills to reinforce their confidence and leadership.
Want to know what your staffers think of you? Ask them to complete the “Improve Your Boss” survey on ImproveNow.com.
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.

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.