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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They're out there, hiding, ready to sneak up on your document and make it look amateurish. Can you stop them before the damage is done?

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.

Many pros find themselves in the middle of their careers trying to navigate changes and challenges, says Peter Diamond, a career coach and leadership development expert. In some cases, their careers aren’t turning out as planned or they’re finding their roles evolving in unexpected or unwelcome ways. Diamond says keeping up means taking these four conscious steps to amplify your career.

Take on a BIG project if you want to get ahead ... Dress to express, not to impress ... Get a decision from someone before the clock strikes noon.
Here are three of the biggest communication fails in the workplace and what you can do to correct them.
ESPN'S Stephen A. Smith is no stranger to controversy. He seems to have a permanent case of foot-in-mouth disease. Last year he came under fire for implying that women somehow provoke domestic abuse, and this month, he is at it again. His comments are enough to earn him the title of Worst Communicator of the Month.
Using a word incorrectly can harm your image, writes Jeff Haden for LinkedIn. These common words can trip up even strong writers.
You see them, and maybe even send them, all the time: emails in which several people are addressed directly and several others cc’d. Consider the problems such “group huddle” messages can create and the chaotic thought processes that can result.
When it comes to selling and marketing your products, few resources are as important as your website. Don’t miss an opportunity to capture customers’ attention with well-written landing pages. Follow this advice.

Making connections when you’re networking in a room of strangers can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Caroline Ceniza-Levine, a career expert and co-founder of SixFigureStart. She offers five ways to introduce yourself to people you don’t know at networking or other professional events.

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