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.
Before you leave the office on Friday, create a grid for the coming week.
Suffering a mental block? Step back and relax your mind.
When someone calls and wants you to make a big decision or negotiate a deal, call them back.
You can’t help it. Without trying, you form opinions of others. When managing your staff, the big question becomes, “Are my impressions correct?”
Quiet employees are often excellent workers, but you may want to break through their silence and encourage them to share ideas and update you more regularly on their progress. If you find it hard to get them to open up to you, don’t keep trying to launch conversations.
Once you instruct entry-level workers, it’s important not to hover.
Tired of too much noise in staff meetings?
Beware of babbling when you’re trying to persuade your boss.
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.