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.

Q. I attended a “lunch and learn” session with our CEO. During the Q&A, I proposed an idea for increasing our market share. The CEO seemed pleased and said he would look into it. Now my co-workers and even my supervisor are accusing me of brown-nosing.

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by on April 1, 1999 2:00pm
in Workplace Communication

There’s a time and place to worry about your appearance during the workday: when you check yourself out in the restroom mirror.
To see how happy you are with your role, ask yourself, “What are the three best aspects of my job?”
Advice on how to handle these sticky situations at work...
Once you ask an employee a delicate or uncomfortable question, keep quiet.
To get your employees to write more organized memos, ask them to number their main ideas and insert bulleted supporting points.
At your next staff meeting, distribute a sheet that concisely lists the key facts you want your employees to absorb.
You may work out at a gym or do yoga to relieve stress. But here’s another, often overlooked, way to calm down: Modify your body language.
You don’t always need to hire high-priced trainers to teach your employees new skills. You may be the most qualified instructor.
If you feel a panic attack coming on, try controlled breathing or visualization exercises.