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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Wrapping up a project gives leaders and employees something to celebrate. Don’t, however, get lost in the excitement. Shortly after you complete a project, it is ideal that you sit down with your team to talk about the challenges you faced so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your processes.
A study of 200 million Social ­­Security records showed Ameri­­cans stop getting raises once they hit their 40s. While it’s great to continue receiving a peak salary every year, workers often forget to account for the rising inflation that will ultimately lower their income.
People will judge you based on your looks and the sound of your voice, well before they actually listen to what you have to say. Fortunately, you have a lot of control over your appearance, and while your voice is harder to change, you can take steps to tame annoying habits like these.
Most people are scared to ap­­­proach negotiation with their boss for fear of straining the relationship. However, it is important to negotiate to make sure you get paid what you deserve. The following facts can help back up your argument and take away that fear.
What most shy people don’t realize is that networking is the key to excelling in their career, says Keith Ferrazzi, business coach and author of Never Eat Alone. Here are tips for those that need to break out of their shells and into the networking world.
Is it only trained professionals who can read your body? How about your employees, your peers, your boss? Here's a brief guide to what people are seeing in your every move.
Writing about yourself can be hard. It’s important to get across to your audience what you want them to know while being concise and personable at the same time. Use your website’s “about me” page as a way to introduce yourself by finding the right balance between your personal and professional side, says Nicole Fenton of 99U.

As a supervisor, you can gain the respect of your employees, colleagues and clients by knowing how to act when you realize you made an error. Here’s what to do.

Everyone gets negative feedback in their job occasionally. It’s how you respond to it that defines your reputation.
For your next brainstorming meeting, ditch the table ... Quit worrying about short emails from your boss ... Being on time makes you more productive.
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