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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Even if you’re doing well in your career, getting good reviews and advancing at a solid clip, you may have times when you feel like you don’t really know what you’re doing and you’re just faking it, writes Jessica Stillman. If that sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

Getting promoted is tougher than it used to be, writes Anne Fisher. Researchers at leadership development and coaching firm PDI Ninth House set out to analyze exactly what leads to a successful upward move.

These days, professionals need to establish a personal brand and sell it the same way a company does with its corporate brand, says Jesse Gant. Here are tips to help you boost your brand:

If you find yourself losing control at work, it’s important to step back and see what’s really happening—as hard as that can be to do in the moment.

The sage advice to avoid political discussions at work has proven tough for many people to follow this year, writes Lynze Wardle Lenio at the Daily Muse. Keep the tone civil by remembering a few ground rules:
When someone comes to you charged with emotion over a workplace concern, you need to take a deep breath and avoid getting emotional yourself, Dan Rockwell writes on “BlogHer.”
Aspiring to do the best job possible makes you an asset to your com­pany and an inspiration to your team, but working to the point of burnout doesn’t do anybody any favors.

No matter how much of a team player someone is, an employee is dispensable to her employer if she lacks bottom-line focus, writes Anita Bruzzese, author of 45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy. Take a visible role in the overall success of your company with these tips:

While having a great résumé is the first step toward finding your dream job, it won’t guarantee it, Karl Malinowski writes on the Simply blog. Here’s what it takes to make the cut:
Q. With the election approaching, it seems like our office is as politically divided as the country. Can we ban all political talk?
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