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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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.
If you’re tense or angry, don’t take it out on your computer keyboard.
Get them thinking and contributing by asking, “Has anyone found a really effective way to...?”
Like pesky ants, demotivators can infest your workplace and prove hard to eliminate. They rarely disappear on their own, which means you must take steps to root them out.
When a snafu strikes, blame can take on a life all its own. Your job as manager is to redirect everyone’s attention away from pointing fingers so that employees can extract positive lessons from the experience.
How to react to a few uncomfortable situations in the workplace
Rather than complain repeatedly to anyone who’ll listen about how poorly you’re treated or how frustrated you feel, focus on upgrading your performance so that you can wield more influence over your career.
You never know when you’ll run into someone influential who might advance your career.
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