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.
Change never sleeps around here. Every day brings new initiatives, new market developments, new personnel. Sometimes I wish I could download every last bit of the latest news and e-mail everyone, so that no one feels left out. But reality interferes.
Unless you’re a lawyer, you may not know what to look for in a contract
before you draft or sign it.
Reserve an hour soon after you wake up to read the newspaper and any spillover memos or reports from the day before.
Too much talk, not enough action. That’s the danger of relying on committees.
To ensure that your message sinks in, you can raise your voice or
repeat yourself. But there are gentler and more effective ways to drill
home an important point to your staff. Try these techniques to enliven your remarks to capture others’ attention:
How to react in a number of different situations involving confrontation in the workplace
An interview with Douglas Engelbart, inventor or the computer mouse, on-screen windows, groupware, videoconferencing, and the hypertext software that lefts Web surfers jump from link to link with ease
Whether you’re writing e-mails or giving a presentation, organize your thoughts first.
Before you scold an employee, try posing an ideal question in which you let the employee ponder how to do better.
Heard good news lately? Don’t just say “Congrats” and let it drop.