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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Many of your employees may occasionally have to deal with customers. Here's a primer to help them understand what it takes to not only hang on to customers, but leave them with a positive impression of your business.
Plenty of problems get on your nerves at work, but trying to fight every one of them will leave you exhausted and your colleagues thinking you’re a pain. Harvard Business Review’s Amy Gallo suggests these tips for choosing your workplace battles wisely.
If your writing isn’t up to snuff, you risk miscommunicating information and looking less competent and professional than you really are. AppoLearning found four applications to help you polish your writing skills and get your point across every time:
Research from Stanford Uni­­ver­­sity found that people who fear asking others for favors may be stifling their own chances of getting a “yes.” Get the most from your requests with these tips from blogger Jessica Stillman.
Forget elbows on the lunch table and yoga pants in the cubicle. A study has found that technology may be a leading cause of rudeness in the office.
Overusing the word ‘like” is a common problem—and a quick way to have your professionalism called into question. Stop damaging your career with these three tips from Fast Company writer Drake Baer.

Have you ever had a co-worker you could tell was in the office before you even saw her? You know, the one who wears way too much perfume? How do you let your co-worker know it’s too much without hurting her feelings?

Even dressing in freshly ironed clothes is no guarantee you’ll stay wrinkle-free between home and work. Luckily, there is a pretty easy fix to be found in wrinkle-release spray, says Erin Greenawald, an editor at The Daily Muse.
The secret of a fitness program’s success doesn’t lie in your ability to get results, but in your ability to maintain them. Take these tips from Tony DeSantis, an International Sports Sci­­ences Association Certified Master Trainer, to do just that.
Today’s job market is mercurial at best. If you want to hold on to your job, make sure you do everything you can to present yourself as a professional at all times. Start by taking these tips from Careerealism’s Dixie Somers.
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