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 manage employees who’d rather point fingers than get their hands dirty and solve problems, don’t let them get away with it. Hold Monday-morning quarterbacks responsible for speaking up while they can still do some good.
Show employees that you care about them as people, not worker bees.
Your staffers possess skills that don’t relate directly to their jobs.
Plan your attendance.
Laptop users often dislike having to plant themselves in a space that’s only two feet or so from a phone jack.
You may already hook up new hires with “buddies,” experienced employees who can help them adjust to their new surroundings. But there’s a better way to make newcomers feel welcome: Give them two buddies.
Workers trained in teams perform 40 percent better on tasks than those who receive one-on-one instruction, according to a study by Richard Moreland, a psychology professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
f you hold regular staff meetings and distribute handouts, don’t assume your employees will save them.
You want to motivate your employees to adopt an ambitious action plan, but you’re greeted with apathy or resistance. Don’t give up.
Never ignore harassment in your workplace.