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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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.
Many people dislike networking be­­cause they misunderstand what it takes to be successful at it, writes Josh Mait for Inc. Here are seven networking myths that you can ignore. 
It’s important to stand up for yourself and let others know what you’ve accomplished. Instead of fading into the background in a large company, make your contributions stand out, says Katarina Milovanovic from Lifehack. Here are four ways you can get recognized for your hard work:
Workplace politics are inevitable, so it’s essential you find a way to deal with it professionally, according to Uloop.

Gender-specific words aren’t considered appropriate much anymore, says Mignon Fogarty at Quick and Dirty Tips. It’s especially important to avoid them in your business writing as much as possible—and to be aware of the exceptions. Here are some tips to keep them straight.

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