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.

Some employees think like scientists. They process information by testing it. They like to graph data and diagram their theories. Hunches or unfounded assertions don’t hold water with them.
Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
Kemmons Wilson, 86, still goes to his Memphis office every day. The founder of Holiday Inn now buys lodging properties and oversees his own hotels, time-shares and other businesses.
When asked to give your opinion about a boss or co-worker, pretend you’re speaking into a microphone.
Even as more companies abandon a rigid chain-of-command, employees still crave order.
If you realize you’ve hurt a colleague’s feelings, don’t fret about it.
You work so hard that you barely stop to stretch, much less eat. You put in long hours because you’re determined to succeed. You’re a hero, right?
Don’t let e-mail stack up. Like a sloppy, paper-strewn desk, too many pending messages will induce stress.
Almost a third of corporate e-mail is junk, says Worldtalk Corp., an Internet security firm. That includes spam (unsolicited mail from unknown senders) and viruses.
When you commit to rewarding a winner every month, you box yourself into a corner.