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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Proper workplace etiquette can smooth out your day-to-day ex­­peri­­ence and give your reputation a boost. Jacquelyn Smith, writing for Business Insider, shares some tips to follow.
Personal assistants help ensure suc­­cess­­ful executives stay on top of their work, writes Suzanne Locke for The National. Helen Clarke, personal assistant to Richard Branson (the founder of Virgin Group), knows just how much is expected in the job.
In response to the recent spike in high-profile mass shootings and ­suicide terrorist attacks, more em­­ploy­­ers are training their workers how to respond to a shooter in the ­workplace.
Do you want to drive your manager crazy—and kill your chances of landing a great new project or promotion this year? Then utter these sentences.
Whether you ventured to Times Square on New Year’s Eve, or stayed home to watch the rockin’ 2016 event on your big screen, you may have noticed the sea of top hats with the slogan “Judgement Free New Year’s Eve.”
Getting to work on time isn’t always easy. You never know what will get in the way of your morning routine.
Most employers would prefer employees focus on work and not the state of the world when they are on the clock. So how can you quell political arguments in the workplace? You must balance employees’ interest in speaking freely with your interest in maintaining order and productivity:
It turns out you don't even need to get into scrapes with your co-workers to raise the tension level all around you. If you accumulate five points in one week using this scorecard, you may be on the road to becoming one of those employees people whisper about. If you rack up more than 10 ... hoooo boy.

If you’ve worked at the same job for several years, chances are you’ve fallen into a routine that could hurt your initiative, writes The Muse’s Katie Douthwaite Wolf. Here are four signs you could be hurting your career

Conference calls can be productive or a chore. Here are some tips to making your calls pain free from U.S. News & World Report’s careers editor, Laura McMullen.