Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employees

Just when you were told to leave your lawyer at work, now you’re told that even being lawyer-like at work can be a problem:

“Take a time machine back to your company’s headquarters in say, 1959, and you’d notice that so many things are so different from the way we work today. Back then, for instance, employees wore stiff business attire. They sat primly at their desks, using typewriters and adding machines to do their work. And they communicated in person, on the phone or by composing a memorandum delivered via interoffice mail.  While nearly every aspect of the workplace has changed dramatically since the middle of the last century, one thing unfortunately has not: the tone that many companies use to communicate with employees.”

Read: Bad News: Your Unfriendly, Corporate Tone Is Alienating Employees at Inc.com

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