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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Many people struggle to achieve work/life balance, but they may be better served by working toward work/life integration. Balance means focusing all your energy on work during work hours and leaving plenty of time to do all your personal tasks and socializing without thinking about work. But most of us can’t achieve that.
In addition to the conventional admin duties and top-notch technical skills, today’s professionals need to add proficiency in meeting/event planning, cloud-based apps, social media, database management and website maintenance, says Robert Hosking, Executive Direc­­­tor of Office Team. Here are 5 skills employers are adding to job descriptions, he says.

Few workplace topics are more sensitive than salary. Almost no one thinks they’re being paid enough. Sometimes to get a raise, you have to ask for it. To help you make the request and do it well, Steve Cadigan, former vice president of talent at LinkedIn, now at Cadigan Talent Ventures, offers these tips.

Email is the most predominant—and preferred—means of communication for most business professionals. Fol­­low these tips to leave the best possible impression when you conclude your email.
Follow these five tips to take your writing from so-so to outstanding.
If you’re introverted, networking can seem daunting. To meet the challenge, Marcelle Yeager, blogger for U.S. News & World Report and co-founder, Career Valet, offers 5 tips.
If you check email every five minutes, that means you’re doing it over 100 times a day. Here are three rules to get it under control.
Everyone could use some grammar help now and then—and a host of new apps are ready to lend a hand, says New York Times tech reporter Kit Eaton.
When you start a new job, you need to know the people who get things done, have strong ideas and can point you in the right direction as you do your job. You definitely want to connect with them, but they aren’t always pointed out to new employees.
Even the most confident leaders may cringe when entering a crowded room of strangers. And introverts face special challenges. How do you make the experience pay off?
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