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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Talk up your goals

by on January 1, 1998 6:30pm
in Workplace Communication

As you compose personal and professional goals for this year, don’t keep them all to yourself.
So much for loyalty to a single employer.
If you manage someone who’s emotionally volatile and high strung, pay attention to how your personality reacts to theirs.
Figure out why people are resisting the changes you suggest
Reacting to the downright negative

Patience pays off

by on January 1, 1998 6:00pm
in Workplace Communication

Brief bursts of impatience not only create stress, they also undermine your effectiveness.
Praise her sincerely for some aspect of her work that usually gets overlooked.
If you’re trying to communicate how much progress your company has made in achieving key goals, frame your remarks using the “then and now” technique.
On a new employee’s first day, don’t just shuffle him down a row of offices making quick introductions.
Here’s one question we often hear from readers: How do I get my employees to follow instructions without having to keep nagging them?
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