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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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?

Cut to the chase

by on February 1, 1998 7:30pm
in Workplace Communication

Beware of babbling when you’re trying to persuade your boss.

Scared of writing?

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
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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.
If you’re tense or angry, don’t take it out on your computer keyboard.
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