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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Does your seated posture project confidence or fear; interest or apathy; sloppiness or professionalism? Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter of­­fers some tips to ensure your seated posture is sending the right message.
Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.
Pop diva Lady Gaga has amassed nearly 40 million Twitter followers through existing channels—the same ones you can use to build your brand or cause. Follow these strategies.
How much does your employer watch you? Is there a policy about Internet use at your work? How closely is your Internet usage time tracked? What’s normal?
Often in the world of work, you will be called on to write a short, professional biography to post online or in print. It’s easy to fall into the trap of maximizing every accomplishment and qualification in an attempt to make yourself look as good as possible. But if that’s the route you take, you’re sure to fail, writes Jonathan Rick.
A study by Cynthia Rudin and Been Kim at the Massachusetts Insti­­tute of Technology offers insight into the power behind words and how they can be used in the workplace to produce favorable outcomes.
ExecuNet’s Recruiter Confidence Index continues to show that 45% of recruiters say the executive job market will improve in the next six months, with 43% in the “middle” and only somewhat confident, and 12% not confident at all that it is going to improve.

It’s easy for mistakes to slip into your business writing when you use fancy-sounding phrases without really knowing what you’re saying. Here's a list of 10 tricky words to use with care in your business writing.

Use technology to create training materials for your team ...  Separate yourself from work and electronic distractions with an outdoor escape ... Don't make the mistake of eating at your desk ... Get the real dirt on hand-washing.
Avoid social networking trouble on the job by using these tips from employment experts.
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