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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It may not be easy to acknowledge that you are a defensive communicator. Understand that being de­­fensive makes it difficult for others to speak honestly with you, as they don’t want to upset you. Some common defense mechanisms in­­clude sarcasm, blaming, trivializing, overexplaining or withdrawing. Here are steps you can take to address it.

Every career comes with its share of challenges, but great em­­ployees overcome them. Deloitte CEO Joe Echevarria recently shared his best ad­­vice for overcoming whatever career obstacles you may face.
Success is not measured by the quality you have in your own work, but by the value you offer others in their work, writes Ben Drake, communications and branding leader at be-influential.com, who offers these value-adding tips.
With email being such a huge part of business communication, it’s essential to know how to write well. Forbes staff writer Susan Adams has gathered advice to help you improve the clarity of your writing.
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They may fight like cats and dogs in Washington, D.C., but they swear like sailors. The nation’s capital is America’s foulest-mouthed city, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com.
Tiredness is a common complaint of many managers, and discovering its root cause is vital to keeping you on top of your game.
Whether it's presenting to customers or to colleagues, almost everyone has to speak in front of an audience at some point in his or her career. And just about everyone hates doing it. Try these tips to overcome the fear and become an even better presenter:
Most people work hard and do their best on the job, but feedback can always help us to do better. Outside of regular performance reviews, how can you get feedback on what you’re doing well and what you could be doing better?
Business conferences: Some people love them, but others find them stressful, intimidating and overwhelming. If you’re in the latter group, writer and editor Sarah Todd has tips to help you out.
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