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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by on July 1, 1999 11:00pm
in Workplace Communication

You already know that when a bigwig asks a question you can’t answer, the best reply is, “I don’t know. I’ll find out.” Don’t stop there.
During a long day of job interviews, you may meet with five different interviewers.

What, me worry?

by on July 1, 1999 11:00pm
in Workplace Communication

List the top three anxieties you have about your career. Then ask yourself, “To what extent can I control each of these problems?”
You work so hard that you barely stop to stretch, much less eat. You put in long hours because you’re determined to succeed. You’re a hero, right?
When asked to give your opinion about a boss or co-worker, pretend you’re speaking into a microphone.
Even as more companies abandon a rigid chain-of-command, employees still crave order.
If you realize you’ve hurt a colleague’s feelings, don’t fret about it.
When you’re managing a project team, it’s important that everyone know what’s going on—and when.
Don’t let e-mail stack up. Like a sloppy, paper-strewn desk, too many pending messages will induce stress.
Almost a third of corporate e-mail is junk, says Worldtalk Corp., an Internet security firm. That includes spam (unsolicited mail from unknown senders) and viruses.