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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Alan Greenspan owes a lot of his success to an overriding thirst for knowledge and data.
Sometimes, having your own style can help you build a team. Here are five steps to get there:
Failure stories travel quickly by word of mouth but almost never make it into formal settings or “knowledge bases” because people don’t want to look stupid in front of a larger audience. Even so, they’re a lot more effective in teaching lessons than success stories … maybe for the same reason that people can’t turn away from auto accidents.
FDR’s use of a new medium—radio— was how he calmed Americans’ financial fears and began moving the nation slowly out of the Depression. In a nutshell, he did it by:
Strategy: Schedule your meals to coincide with business meetings. If you follow the tax rules carefully, you can convert some nondeductible meal expenses into deductible ones.
For the moment, forget your notions about career planning. Instead, fill in the following six statements to begin drafting your first annual career report:
Should it be affect or effect? They’re or their? If you haven’t confused these words when writing, you’ve probably seen others mix them up. Here’s how to make the right choice, when it comes to the following commonly confused words: 1. There/their/they’re. Example: There/Their/They’re meeting always runs long.   Answer: Their. How to remember: “Their” […]
“Let’s do lunch.” That’s something you might say to a client or business associate. Not only are you taking care of business, you’re entitled to a tax discount on the tab.
With the summer approaching, it’s time to start planning some time on the beach or at the golf course. If you’re self-employed, you may be able to turn some of that typically nondeductible vacation time into a tax-saving getaway.

With prices falling, you should pay less for telecom costs these days. But you might actually be spending more than your competitors and not know it. To find out, benchmark your telecom costs against other small businesses in your industry.