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 wish to convey a series of unrelated but critically important points, ideas or to-do items, don’t bunch them together in one memo or e-mail.
Some career counselors love to talk about vision. They’ll advise you to think lofty thoughts. That can’t hurt. But the real test is setting the right goals.
One of the worst mistakes of hungry managers is to tackle huge initiatives that get bogged down and never produce results. Our advice: Think small.
When a co-worker or employee does a favor for you, write a thank-you note. In just two or three sentences, express how much you admire the effort and convey your appreciation.
If you’re perceived as a sloppy communicator, your career can sputter.
The best jobs rarely land in your lap. You must open doors that lead to greater opportunity.
I just graduated from college and took a job as a marketing manager with a big company. I’m off to a rough start.
You’re delighted with your current employer, so you politely brush off all inquiries from headhunters. Big mistake.

Upgrade your image

by on September 1, 2001 9:30am
in Workplace Communication

You might see yourself as a CEO-in-training, but others’ perception of you counts even more.
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