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 greatest ideas and creations are infectious, said Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. People can’t stop thinking about them. They feel drawn to the person who spawned the idea. And they bond with other people who’ve come under the spell of the same idea.
One executive after another has crashed at Coca-Cola because his personality ran against the company’s ingrained culture.

Even if you're not in charge of purchasing, each day in the workplace tests your negotiating skills. Do you practice these tactics?

Even though you're Alain's supervisor, you and he have basically worked as equal partners for some time. But his ambition to move up is fairly transparent. And he's a firm believer that it's who you know, not what you know, that gets you ahead ...
"Stress-induced depression is on the rise and is predicted to be the leading occupational disease," says author and consultant Scott Hunter. "This should be no surprise when gossip, petty jealousy and ... adversarial communication pervade many office environments."
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You probably believe that the best form of negotiating is the win/win style in which everyone gains something. But win/win is probably the worst way for you to negotiate, says negotiating coach Jim Camp. Here’s why:
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