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.

Résumé fudging comes in all flavors. First, comes the straightforward lie. Consider this story: Several years ago, the New York Port Authority wanted to know how many of its applicants would lie. It advertised an electrician job with experience using Sontag conductors. Nearly a third of those who responded said they’d had such experience. The [...]

Problem: Phyllis Nagy, Orlando, Fla., asked about the spelling of the possessive "boss's."

Test yourself by circling the one word in each of the following pairs that's spelled correctly.

"With today's dizzying proliferation of communication technologies, it's easy to imagine a time when we won't have to meet 'in person' to conduct business. Yet face-to-face communication has taken on more importance than ever."
Your team and your company have gone through dramatic changes in the last few years. Now, you feel things have calmed down, and the old, family-like atmosphere has been restored. But today, you think that might not be such a good thing ...
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After summer vacations end, call your team together for a special meeting to review priorities and set projects for the fall and winter.

The little scrape on the corner of your desk. The run in your stocking or the tiny spot on your tie. The minor typo on the fourth page of your report. The whiff on your breath that tells people you had wine with lunch.