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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Communication in the workplace affects productivity and engagement. When teams communicate well and demonstrate their ideas, they maintain a steady work flow and make decisions efficiently, writes Deidre Paknad, CEO of Workboard, Inc.

This push to properly prioritize work in relation to lifestyle features the kind of faddish thinking that can lead gifted people down the wrong path, says talent expert Brian Mohr.
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Whenever groups of people work closely together, conflict is sure to arise. However, there are ways to negotiate peacefully and calmly to ensure both sides are heard, writes blogger Tim Schurrer, who suggests adhering to the 3 A’s of conflict negotiation.
Write it right ... say it right ... spell it right.
Rather than using the 15 minutes before your presentation to stress and fret, follow these tips to prepare mentally.
Humor can be a positive force if it’s used to entertain, provide optimism in the face of adversity or relieve tension, writes Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD distinguished professor of leadership development and organizational change. But if humor comes from a place of ridicule or malicious intent, it can quickly become hurtful.
Want the satisfaction of clearing your inbox each day but think it’s impossible? It’s not. PubMatic CEO Rajeev Goel has mastered the art of reading and responding to every email. Here’s how he does it.
When you work in a field that involves a lot of communication and collaboration, you can expect plenty of calls from co-workers each day. But if they don’t leave a message or follow up with an email, are you expected to call them back?
Technology is constantly changing, but people often find that change hard to handle. So when it comes time to update the tools your company uses, how do you avoid resistance from co-workers?
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