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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by on August 1, 2000 12:00pm
in Workplace Communication

You’re in a rut. No. 1 on your to-do list? Stop talking about your rut and do something.
If employees keep asking for more money or making unrealistic demands, don’t feel you must give a different answer each time.
With workers who won’t mistake your order for a request, strike a positive note.
Mission statements look good on paper, but hardly anyone takes them seriously.
You’d like to mentor each of your employees, but you have no time. So you arrange the next best thing: finding others to mentor them.
Instruct every employee to e-mail you five New Year’s resolutions for your company or unit.
Interview alumni who graduated from the program five to 10 years ago.
Devote 15 minutes on Friday afternoon to planning your next week.
It’s generally a bad idea to go around contradicting the boss.
Most of your employees are sources of pride and satisfaction— but then there are the prickly, inflexible people who sap your energy. Here’s how to take out the burrs.