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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Effective leaders learn how to put aside roving thoughts and distractions when conversing with people and open their ears. Here are some tips for active listening.

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When you think of a well-oiled, smooth-running office, organization and a strict adherence to procedures come to mind. Such traits give the workplace stability, a sense of direction and a rudder. But according to Sue Shellenbarger, writing in The Wall Street Journal, an uncompromising rigidity in organization creates a double-edged sword.