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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An outstanding employee would like to supervise his own department.  You feel this would interfere with the very structure of your company, but you don't want to lose this employee.

Scared of writing?

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
in Workplace Communication

Don't cheat yourself out of a promotion because you're afraid that you're a poor writer.
When you’re checking on an employee’s progress, phrase your remarks so that you assume he’s doing fine.

Respect the law

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
in Workplace Communication

Don't cross any legal lines just because one boss encourages you to get something done no matter what.
Rather than start your day with a hastily scribbled list of tasks, take an extra minute to cluster the items by time of day.

Confident vs. cocky

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
in Workplace Communication

If you’ve ever spent any time with a career coach or outplacement specialist, you’ve probably been nagged about the need to come across as a confident winner in job interviews. That’s not as easy as it sounds.
You probably know that you can benefit from more self-promotion. But then you start listing excuses: I’m shy, I’m modest, I don’t know how, etc. Raleigh Pinskey won’t hear any of it. Her book, 101 Ways to Promote Yourself (Avon Books, New York, 1997) tells how you can improve your name visibility by attracting media attention, leading community outreach efforts and networking with flair.
Career advancers don’t let themselves get taken for granted. When they sense that their hard work isn’t appreciated, they take steps to gain the recognition they deserve.
Tired of leading Monday morning staff meetings? Take these steps to wake up drowsy attendees and turn them into energetic participants.
You have little or no background in technology. But you must still manage a range of projects that involve significant investments in computers and related high-tech tools. Don’t fret.
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