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.
It’s important to hold your ground in a tough office environment without coming across as angry or aggressive. And knowing where the line is between assertive and aggressive can make or break your career, say business experts.
With so much written content available, it’s even more important to write well so you can communicate effectively, says MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer Ann Handley.
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If you have to make a presentation, use conversation-style tactics to keep your audience engaged, suggests leadership expert George Bradt, who says he avoids lecture-style presentations as much as possible.
Many people only look at LinkedIn when they start searching for a new job. This is a shame, says Business Insider tech reporter Jillian D’Onfro, who explains that the “social network has become an incredible resource for building your professional identity online, no matter where you are in your career.”
Communications consultant Robin Madell says the three biggest errors you can make at work arise from the misuse or misunderstanding of three key elements: technology, corporate culture and office politics.
You probably hear a lot of ignorant or incorrect ideas in the course of your workweek. Laughing at or arguing with people can hurt your relationship with them, so you may want to “play dumb” if you hear something ridiculous, says Geoffrey Tumlin, author of “Stop Talking, Start Communicating.”
Conflict is inevitable in the workplace, but when one employee seems to be the cause of several people’s anger and frustration, what do you do? Use this strategy:
Simon Sinek, a self-proclaimed introvert who doesn’t like speaking to crowds, is the third most-watched TED Talks presenter. He offers this advice to other shy people who struggle when it comes to public speaking.
Don’t underestimate the power of open and honest communication. Bad communication creates a snowball effect that can bring down the energy and morale of the entire organization.