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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Don’t let your anxiety cripple you when you’re turning on the charm or trying to persuade a powerful audience of bigwigs.
Smart managers treat note-taking as a vital skill. The act of writing down what they hear helps them retain key points, brainstorm for ideas and make connections between diverse elements.
All of us bring bad habits to the job, even CEOs. But what separates top execs from also-rans is their ability to root out destructive habits and replace them with better ones.
Discipline and direction: These are among the favorite themes of Laura Berman Fortgang in Take Yourself to the Top (Warner Books, 1998). A career coach for the past five years, Fortgang likes to remind ambitious employees that success requires careful planning and structuring of your future. You can’t leave much to chance.

Résumé review

by on November 1, 1998 1:00am
in Workplace Communication

You already know to proofread your résumé before you send it out. But when do you double-check that everything’s clean, clear and error-free?

New on the job?

by on November 1, 1998 1:00am
in Workplace Communication

Let others explain stuff to you—repeatedly.
If you’ve begun telecommuting, here’s a good way to maintain your visibility in a faraway home office: Ally yourself with key customers in your town.
Q. My boss has built a friendship with one of our new employees. They do stuff outside of work together. I feel my boss has lost her ability to be objective about this employee. On several occasions I have pointed out to my boss when this employee has abused company policy or not performed up to standards. She agrees that this behavior cannot continue, but nothing changes. I doubt she’s even discussing it with the employee. What can I do?
Always keep a pen and pad handy when you’re on the phone.

How’s your posture?

by on November 1, 1998 12:30am
in Workplace Communication

Standing up straight and balancing your weight on both feet can improve your image.
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