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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Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.

At work or in our personal lives, growth occurs when we’re challenged almost beyond our limits. We experience the best of ourselves only after struggle, frustration and even failure, says career coach Julie Winkle Giulioni. She offers these tips for finding the right amount of struggle to spark growth.

Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off  work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.
One of the hardest parts of work life is having conversations you know will leave the other person disappointed. What makes these conversations so hard is the “cringe moment,” says leadership expert Peter Bregman.
The importance of discretion was recently reinforced during a panel discussion with four senior executive assistants who work for high-powered individuals.
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Attorney and Internet marketer Mark Olson offers these tips for making professional connections via social media.
Eliminating all sources of stress in our lives is never going to happen, but minimizing their effect is a completely attainable goal. Psychologist and PsyBlog blogger Jeremy Dean offers research-based tips on how to manage the stress in your life.
The holiday season can be stressful enough without all the etiquette worries that can also come with it. Knowing how to act in situations that combine socializing with your career can be tricky, so we checked in with a few etiquette experts to help remind you what you should—and shouldn’t—do.
The little faces, triangles and puppies you've been sketching all these years haven't been for nought.
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