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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These days it can feel like you never catch up at work. The Washington Post’s career coach, Joyce E.A. Russell, offers tips to help you get caught up once and for all.

It can be frustrating when your peers use sneaky tactics to make them­­­selves look better than you at work. But what can you do to stop them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

On-the-job advancement isn't what every employee wants. We talked to a couple of career advisors about what to do if you feel you've already found your peak.
Even little things can affect your productivity in big ways, and making some simple changes to the way you approach your workday can pay off, says Lifehacker’s Eric Rav­­ens­­craft.
The best way to restore sanity to your schedule, see more of your family and still get your work done is simple, says Cal Newport, a Georgetown University business professor and author who also takes seriously being a good parent and partner.
Getting your words right makes a good impression, but part of knowing the rules means knowing when it’s OK to break them. Lin­­guist Steven Pinker, writing in The Guardian, offers eight grammar rules that you can bend once in a while.
The elevator pitch—a brief speech to create interest in your company, your product or yourself—is a staple for those in sales. You may be thinking, I’m an admin, why would I need an elevator pitch? We’re all in sales, whether we’re selling a product, an idea or ourselves to potential customers, our team members or upper management.
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A quick summary of a recent training webinar presented by Business Management Daily.

Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.

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