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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The end of the year is approaching quickly, and you have much to do as 2015 winds down. Follow this advice to survive the busiest time of the year.
If you think you gaze morosely out your office window with a hangdog expression for hours on end now, you ain’t stared at nothing yet. The office life will soon hold far more possibilities for frustration and incremental depletion of the soul than you ever thought possible. The common thread among most of them? Why, it’s all the wonders that technology has given us! Here’s what we’re in for.
When someone from LinkedIn asks you to get coffee and talk about his new sales venture or business idea, it’s easy to write off the request because you’re too busy. But making the effort to oblige can benefit you, too, writes Wealthsimple CMO Jason Goldlist.
Did you ever have a co-worker stop what he or she is doing and listen to your discussions or, worse, comment on discussions you are having with others? Often this happens in open offices. Here’s how to fix the eavesdropping problem.
Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are essential to workplace culture. Make meetings worthwhile by using emotional intelligence to gauge how people work together and affect the entire organization, writes Splash Effect co-founder Hamza Khan.
If you're surrounded by co-workers half your age, it can feel isolating. They've grown up in a different world than you, and they have different priorities. How do you talk to them?
Many people use “that” and “which” interchangeably, but the words have different grammatical meanings. Here’s the basic rule of thumb: You use “that” for clauses that are im­­per­­a­­tive to the sentences, whereas “which” is for phrases and clauses that aren’t essential and usually just serve descriptive purposes.
This cartoon glimpse of the poor social media pros on the other side of the blinking screen should open your heart to their plight—maybe.
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
Q: Employees keep telling me we should be like other employers that let staffers vote on everything from what temperature to set the thermostat to what sound­­track to play in common areas. This strikes me as a silly trend that’ll soon pass. But I shouldn’t say that, right?
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