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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Office Dynamics founder and Presi­­­­­dent Joan Burge has been coaching administrative assistants for more than 25 years. Over time, she realized she was teaching the same things over and over, which gave her the idea to develop an operational guide to help executives and their assistants work together more effectively. This year, she partnered with career coach, writer and speaker Chrissy Scivicque to write Executives and Assistants, Working in Partnership: The Definitive Guide to Success.
When a contact takes the time to in­troduce you to someone via email, take advantage of the opportunity. Fol­­­­­low these tips to turn those introductions into strong business relationships.
It’s not a jungle out there in the workplace anymore—certain behaviors are making it more like middle school.

Starting a new job can be overwhelming, but bonding with your new officemates can make the transition a lot easier, writes consultant April Starcadder. Sometimes, though, co-worker bonding doesn’t start out so well, and it can seem like you’re invisible to everyone around you. If that sounds familiar, consider these reasons you might be feeling like you don’t fit in, along with some solutions to help.

The sad truth is that sarcasm reveals more about you than the people you target. Ask yourself: Why do I do it?
When All-Star centerfielder Bernie Williams retired from the Yankees, that didn't mean he was slowing down.
If you recognize yourself in any of the following scenarios, it's time to learn to deal with others' quirks and maximize your relationships.
Earlier this month, weatherman Liam Dutton’s spot-on pronunciation of a Welsh village’s name went viral, and with good reason. After all, the 58-letter name is more than a mouthful. His masterful pronunciation certainly makes Dutton our Best Communicator of the Month.
Even the smartest, most successful people slip into bad habits that decrease their morale, kill their motivation and drain their energy. Keep your spirits—and productivity—high by avoiding these actions.
A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found people with higher levels of cynicism earn less money than those with positive attitudes. How do you reduce your own cynicism?
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