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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Burning bridges is never wise. How you behave during your final days with the company will long be remembered and reveals your character.
New York Times best-selling author Shawn Achor and former national CBS News anchor Michelle Gielan re­­­port: “Researchers Howard Fried­­man and Ron­­ald Riggio from the Uni­­­­­­­­ver­­sity of Cali­­for­­nia, River­­side, found that if someone in your visual field is anxious and highly expressive—either ver­­bally or nonverbally—there’s a high likelihood you’ll ex­­­­­­peri­­ence those emotions as well, negatively impacting your brain’s performance.”
Here are six amazingly simple productivity routines practiced by some of the world’s greatest business minds—that could just change the tone of the entire day.
Emojis bring to text the nuances of communication that would otherwise go undetected or misinterpreted. Is it time to get on board with them at work?
As more people experience frequent job changes, it’s important to have a large personal network you can call on to help you, says Karen Wickre, a self-proclaimed connector and networking guru. Here are her tips for building great contacts over time.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve yourself, there are plenty of ways to do so without spending a lot of money, says San­­jay Nasta, founder of learning and development firm Micro­­Assist. Iden­­tify the skills you have and the skills you want to gain, then target your search. Consider these options.
You may be your own worst enemy when it comes to climbing the ladder at work. If you want to succeed, stop these three behaviors now.

Part of any leader’s job is resolving conflict among employees. But there’s a right and a wrong way to restore the peace. Beware of falling into these four ­be­­havioral traps when trying to play ­referee.

One of the most pivotal periods in your relationship with your boss is those first few weeks while you’re getting routines established, learning each other’s temperaments and mapping out expectations. This is especially true when it’s the boss who’s new to the company and not you. You can make yourself indispensable and ease her transition into your organization if you do the following.
Former Picnik and current Pic­­Monkey CMO Lisa Conquergood says she learned a lot about how Google keeps employees engaged and productive while she worked there.
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