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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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.

Copycats beware

by on December 1, 1997 12:30pm
in Workplace Communication

Some career advisers recommend that you try to model yourself after your organization’s star performer.
Even if you think getting calls from executive search consultants is a nuisance, don’t dismiss them as pests.
Approach your job like you’re the CEO.
While the quality of your work product clearly plays a role in your career advancement, there’s another, less obvious element to consider: attitude.
When choosing color combinations for your next brochure or flier, choose black type on a yellow background.
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