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.

With summer upon us, are you planning to take a vacation? Will you enjoy your time off? Or will you worry that work won't be done — or worse yet, that it will be done and thus prove you're not indispensable? Here are some tips to help you relax when you take your next vacation:
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Joe was a production supervisor who’d been with the organization for 20 years, was proud of its products and thwarted every danged request from customers to improve those products.
Many of us find ourselves troubled by our colleagues' ethical conduct. What do we do?

If a great idea suddenly pops into your head while you're driving, playing golf or watching your kid's soccer game, capture it by using your cell phone to call your office voice mail.

Log the date, person and subject of your key telephone conversations in a notebook by your phone.

Need some quick info, but don't have time for a long phone conversation? Make your call just before lunch or just before closing time, when the other person isn't as likely to drag out the conversation.

Practice these three “higher ground” roads to success:

In most lines of business, it’s better to be a doer than a waffler. But former House Majority Leader Dick Armey puts a finer point on the issue.
Sometimes, you have to jolt productivity upward by halting it.