Internal Communication

Incivility—being disrespectful, un­­­pro­­fes­­sional or just plain rude—is an epidemic in many workplaces today, Joyce E.A. Russell writes for The Wash­­ing­­ton Post. And it’s a problem for businesses, customers and employees.
If you believe the workplace is no place to make friends, you’re not only wrong, but your delusion could be hurting your career, says corporate trainer Shola Richards.
Feeling off your game at work, but not sure where you’re falling short? The best thing to do is to ask your co-workers. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry shares three ways to get their honest feedback.
Creating a culture of openness on the job starts with intentionally including others, S. Chris Edmonds writes. He explains how.

Talk your way to the top

February 18, 2014 Categorized in: Internal Communication

People with strong conversational intelligence have the power to connect and build trust, says Judith Glaser, author of Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extra­­ordinary Results. She offers five ways to improve your conversational-intelligence skills.
Building a happy relationship with your co-workers can result in a happier workplace. And the happier you are at work, the more creative, productive and efficient you are, says Alexander Kjerulf, author and speaker on workplace happiness.
When you’re drafting an email, memo or other written communication at the office, there are key elements to consider as you work to clearly and accurately communicate your message. Communications specialist, writer and editor Corinne LaBossiere offers four tips for successful business writing.
Take a stand for workplace wellness … Vacation is time to think about the future … If you wouldn’t poke a bear, don’t open a suspicious email.
It’s easy to dash off quick email messages and push “Send” before you’ve made sure that deadlines, action items and next steps are absolutely clear. Follow these strategies from Deborah Dumaine, author of Write to the Top.
You’re comfortable with your position, your co-workers and your workload. You’re not interested in taking on more responsibility, but you want to get more involved and maybe meet some new people within the company. The Daily Muse’s Caroline McMillan offers three easy ways to get more involved.
If you’re the office Eeyore who says, “We tried that before and it didn’t work,” highlighting the negatives isn’t likely to get you noticed—at least, not in a good way. Instead of pointing out the downside, try using these tactics.
Integrating into your workgroup is just as important as being good at your job. Part of that is getting in on conversations and knowing about office gossip. Certified life and career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran explains three things you need to know.
Sociable employees of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. never have to eat lunch alone, thanks to a new mobile app that connects co-workers who might other­wise never meet.