Productivity Tips: Guerrilla Communication
You can save time and improve relationships with your subordinates and colleagues by using these communication strategies:
* Use voice mail during the daytime hours to say “thanks.” Call when you believe the person may be at work and say “thank you” for a job well done. When the person arrives home and checks their phone messages, it will be a pleasant surprise.
* Use voice mail or email to send a birthday wish or message of congratulations the same way. Send the greeting the evening before and it’s likely you‘ll be the first person they hear from the next day.
* Pre-print “occasion” postcards on your home computer, complete with your return address. Have a bunch of them pre-stamped and ready to mail. As situations and occasions arise, jot a nice note and drop it in the mail the next day. Larger office supply stores have perforated postcard stock for ink jet printers in a wide variety of stock designs.