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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Being part of a remote team can be difficult for even the most skilled administrators. We reached out to companies with remote staffs to get the best advice on how to keep everyone productive.

The fear of damaging a relationship might keep you from saying “no” to your boss or to a co-worker, but turning down someone doesn’t have to come across as combative or reluctant, notes Harvard Business Review writer Holly Weeks.
At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.

If you have a work personality that clashes with others, you won’t get very far, says Shane Atchison, CEO at creative agency Possible.

Jasmine Freeman, Vice President at Office Dynamics (@OfficeDynamics), recently shared, on her blog, her top 10 “must follow” admin resources on Twitter.
Selfishness is often seen as a negative quality, but Melissa Deuter, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, disagrees. She and another expert offer a few reasons why being selfish can be good for you.
Most admins could cut some wasted time at the office simply by sending their bosses two standard emails a week, says project manager and IT consultant Robbie Abed.
Written words, especially in emails or texts, often can be misleading as they are void of vocal inflection, body language and other cues. How often have you written something with a hint of sarcasm only to discover the reader took it at face value?
You know this already: It takes confidence to advance. You also know that self-confidence can be hard to hang onto. Luckily, you can learn to feel confident.
Stop underpromising and overdelivering ... Fight stress and anxiety with a trip to an art museum ... Learn to distinguish between smart multitasking and being “on the fast track to burn out.”
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