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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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There’s a fine line between asserting yourself and sounding defensive.

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by on August 1, 1997 12:00pm
in Workplace Communication

When explaining complex concepts, begin with a statement that summarizes what you’re about to say.
Ever notice how CEOs seem to have their own vocabulary? They usually choose their words carefully, selecting the most precise and sophisticated ways to express themselves.
Vocal emphasis is one of the most overlooked aspects of clear communication.
When you ask for your employees’ input, take a neutral stance.
There’s an art to writing good cover letters, and Richard H. Beatty has aced it.
Career coaches claim that by helping you to burnish your image and plot your next move, they’ll guide you to a happier state. But at an hourly rate of $75–$150, what do you get?
Answer: 7.4 months.
Executives used to sign “employment contracts” that bound them to an employer for a set number of years.
You’ve got a job offer, and your potential employer awaits your answer. But you need time to think it over before you accept.
Are you comfortable with your career? Too comfortable, perhaps? Beware of complacency, the “safe” manager’s biggest trap.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes The Occupational Outlook Handbook, a career resource guide.
Career advancers look beyond the organizational chart to identify the true power structures within their company.
Just as public relations pros give a pleasing “spin” to their clients’ news stories, you can craft a résumé that spotlights your strengths.
Looking to change jobs? Let your friends and trusted business contacts know what you want.
When you try to persuade someone to accept your view, use this 1-2 punch.
You know when you raise your voice at the office, right? Not always. People who yell usually grew up in a home where the typical way of communicating was to shout at each other.
Times have been tough at your company in recent years. Declining sales have led to cutbacks, eliminating perks, raising the cost of benefits, and ultimately to downsizing ...
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