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.

Issue: Employees wrongly believe the First Amendment protects their comments at work.
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Elizabeth Anderson, an office worker for a shipping firm, regularly ended her conversations and written communications with customers with the words, "Have a blessed day." After her employer got a ...
A video services company fired Kent Furnish for poor job performance due to problems ranging from weak communication skills to frequent breakdowns of the systems he installed. Furnish claimed the company ...
I’ve been asked by my manager to spend a few weeks training a new hire to do my job. I’m worried this person might be in line to replace me someday, possibly soon.

Watch what you say

by on December 1, 2001 10:30am
in Workplace Communication

I met friends for lunch and mentioned I was scared of getting laid off. Somehow my boss found out what I said and angrily told me I shouldn’t be “spreading rumors” of layoffs. Did I do anything wrong?
For Norman Rosenblatt, getting laid off from Charles Schwab & Co. did not come as a surprise.