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.
Keep a pen and pad handy.
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To reach a major decision, invite your team to vote on a course of action.
Manage change by communicating to your team the dangers of the status quo.
Experiment with different schedules and compare your productivity.
As much as you want your employees to challenge your ideas without fear
of retribution, they may still feel reluctant to speak up.
Many managers greet colleagues on Monday morning by exchanging
pleasantries and sharing highlights of their weekends. That’s fine, but
do you really listen to what others say? Those seemingly trivial
remarks can provide clues to help you understand your co-workers better.
Many managers admit to us that once they identify a familiar caller, they delete the rest of the message.