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.

If you’re not getting ahead as quickly as you’d like, identify the bad habits or attitudes that inhibit your career growth.
Even if you’re nervous before walking into a big job interview, no one else has to know.
You network aggressively to forge alliances that can help you get ahead. But don’t stop after you befriend a few VIPs. Consider managers at your level.
If you rely on brainpower to get ahead, you’d better have a boss like Lina Echeverria.
Avoid predictable jokes or anecdotes.
To draw out your team’s ideas and opinions, bring up a controversial proposal and list its pros and cons.
While e-mail can save you from playing phone tag, it also can be abused.
Whenever the president visits our department, my colleague, Stan, corners him and monopolizes his time.
Promotions go to those who think and act like senior executives.
Your career can stall if you let jealousy or resentment interfere with your pursuit of excellence.