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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Q. I’m having trouble working with a colleague, who like me is a project manager. I try to foster a good working relationship, but she doesn’t try in return.
Q. I find that co-workers and even a few bosses are forming a negative perception of my abilities, after a period when they seemed perfectly happy with my contribution.
Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
You cannot expect bosses, colleagues and staffers to give you a running commentary on your performance. Asking them may be your only way to get it.
If you want a raise, ask yourself one question: Am I paid the market value for my work?
When your co-workers gossip about who’ll get the next big promotion, don’t join in.
Most bosses love to hear employees articulate their career goals in a clear, confident manner.
Q. My supervisor shows favoritism to my colleague. They’re both new mothers, so they bond easily. She’s mentoring her and ignoring the rest of us.
Most employees crave feedback, both good and bad.
A typical manager’s day consists of constant crises that erode time. But you don’t have to give up trying to control the clock. Even with multiple deadlines and emergencies swirling around you, you can get more done in less time.
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