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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Reap the most from your network by deciding on a few things members can do for each other.
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Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher tells the following story about acquiring tiny carrier Morris Air:


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These steps sound basic, but omitting one can kill any benefits you would’ve reaped from taking an important person to lunch.
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Learn from the last samurai, Saigo Takamori, who’s still revered in Japan 120 years after his death for his courage, simplicity and fairness.
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The folks at OfficeTeam asked respondents in a recent survey to identify areas where their bosses could improve. The responses they got are worth your attention:
If your networking and connections helped you become a manager, your workers may view you as the "boss's pet." Here's some advice: