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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Blustery bosses can try to intimidate their minions by playing the hotheaded bully. If your boss tends to launch hostile salvos in your direction, stand up to the attack with these strategies.
An interview with Rick Smolan, the photojournalist behind the best-seller A Day in the Life of America

Let’s talk money

by on October 1, 1998 3:00pm
in Workplace Communication

Never discuss salary with a potential employer until you receive a concrete job offer.
By pre-programming your career path, you may miss opportunities to learn and grow.
Remain standing and read a magazine.
There’s a fine line between habitually disagreeing with what you hear and selectively asserting yourself with the goal of helping your company thrive. It depends on when you decide to challenge the consensus and how you express yourself.
When you want to persuade others to side with you, it helps to select the proper context within which to couch your remarks. By framing comments in a way that increases your listeners’ receptivity, you can pry their minds open and earn their approval.
If you’re confronted with a problem, treat it as a puzzle that you must piece together.
If you’re stuck with teammates who exhibit certain annoying traits, focus on changing your attitude in dealing with them.
If you’re leading a training session with your staff, follow adult learning principles to ensure that everyone absorbs your main points.
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