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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Only the most disciplined, enlightened managers can resist the urge to argue when greeted with a nonstop complainer. But trying to convince someone that he’s wrong wastes time. That will only make a petty complainer more obnoxious.
To manage your teams effectively, you may figure it’s best to leave them alone. You’re right, to a point.
Q. I began working here two years ago and I’ve since been promoted from technical analyst to supervisor. But our department restructured and I was asked to go back to my old position. Now a competitive newcomer is using my slight downfall against me by trying to shed light on anything that could be a blunder on my part. I am choosing not to attack. Is this smart?

Q. My boss is pressuring me to accept a big promotion, but it would mean relocating at a time when I strongly prefer to stay put.

Boost your performance by isolating a distinct skill or trait of someone you admire at work.
Q. I attended a “lunch and learn” session with our CEO. During the Q&A, I proposed an idea for increasing our market share. The CEO seemed pleased and said he would look into it. Now my co-workers and even my supervisor are accusing me of brown-nosing.

Looking good

by on April 1, 1999 2:00pm
in Workplace Communication

There’s a time and place to worry about your appearance during the workday: when you check yourself out in the restroom mirror.
To see how happy you are with your role, ask yourself, “What are the three best aspects of my job?”
Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
At your next staff meeting, distribute a sheet that concisely lists the key facts you want your employees to absorb.
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