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.
We believe that succinct and clear language is the way to go. Still, every now and again, you want to spice things up a bit. Replace the often overused “different” with these eight words:
If your organization does not regularly send emails or hard-copy memos to keep workers abreast of recent events and developments, it’s up to managers to fill the information gap.
“There are loads of marketing videos on the web now, and some are extremely effective,” says Jennifer Santoro, integrative marketing specialist and Chief Happiness Officer for InVidz Smart VideoTechnology. “But there are plenty that just don’t work.” Santoro says she’s noticed common themes in the latter group.
Grab your audience’s attention in the first seconds of your speech. Communications consultant Ben Decker suggests choosing from among these SHARP techniques:
Gather a group of smart people in a room and they can still miss important aspects of an idea, its flaws or benefits. Overcome those blind spots with these practices:
Some simple tips will make you a better networker:
There’s one sure way to lose an audience during your introduction: Talk about yourself. Just because the audience is there to hear you speak doesn’t mean they care about you.
Empower employees closer to the action to handle lower-level questions, problems and decisions. Doing so will offer you more time for long-term projects and upper-level decisions that truly warrant your involvement.
Being part of a remote team can be difficult for even the most skilled administrators. We reached out to companies with remote staffs to get the best advice on how to keep everyone productive.
The fear of damaging a relationship might keep you from saying “no” to your boss or to a co-worker, but turning down someone doesn’t have to come across as combative or reluctant, notes Harvard Business Review writer Holly Weeks.