Internal Communication

The positive impact of a good holiday party keeps on working long after the last dance.

4 ways to praise peers

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Recognizing your co-workers’ strengths and work ethic is a great way to build a stronger relationship. Besides, it’s a kind thing to do. If you avoid praising your peers because you don’t know what to say, turn to this list of compliments they will appreciate.
If you sometimes suffer from communication breakdowns, here is a quick true/false quiz that can help pinpoint the cause.
Question: “My co-workers constantly ask me to assist them with simple problems. Whenever they en­­counter any minor difficulty, they dump it on me. This makes it hard to finish my own work. My boss has been no help. When he talked to these people about handling their own problems, they told him that coming to me was faster. He immediately gave in and said we should just work it out amongst ourselves. How can I end these interruptions?” — Totally Worn Out
A new email extension called Crystal can help bring more empathy to your email conversations. The most important thing is adapting to other people’s written language, says Crystal founder Drew D’agostino.
Communication bottlenecks can bring your team’s progress to a screeching halt. Make sure that you aren’t responsible for slowing things down because of poor communication habits. Follow these tips.
Linda Adams of the Trispective Group writes that gossip has the power to dismantle even the best teams and keep good teams from becoming truly great. To stop its encroachment, take these three steps.
Forming strong bonds with other people is good for our creativity, resilience and longevity. Compassion in the workplace can help you form stronger personal bonds with your colleagues. Keep these tips in mind.
Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of negativity.
The root cause of many problems in the office is poor communication. The guaranteed solution to this problem is to work only with people who are telepathic—but since that isn’t a realistic option, here are some tips to improve your communication.

Learn from co-workers’ signals

November 2, 2017 Categorized in: Internal Communication

You and your co-workers probably don’t say what you mean sometimes, and that can lead to poor communication. Here are some common phrases people use when they’re hiding what they really mean.
Speaking up about something you think a superior is doing wrong is intimidating and risky. From calling attention to a serious violation to questioning a simple business practice, you have to weigh your situation to determine whether speaking up is the right thing to do.
Many teams are finding themselves saving email for longer correspondences or anything external. For other things, there’s Slack.