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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When someone from LinkedIn asks you to get coffee and talk about his new sales venture or business idea, it’s easy to write off the request because you’re too busy. But making the effort to oblige can benefit you, too, writes Wealthsimple CMO Jason Goldlist.
Did you ever have a co-worker stop what he or she is doing and listen to your discussions or, worse, comment on discussions you are having with others? Often this happens in open offices. Here’s how to fix the eavesdropping problem.
Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are essential to workplace culture. Make meetings worthwhile by using emotional intelligence to gauge how people work together and affect the entire organization, writes Splash Effect co-founder Hamza Khan.
If you're surrounded by co-workers half your age, it can feel isolating. They've grown up in a different world than you, and they have different priorities. How do you talk to them?
Many people use “that” and “which” interchangeably, but the words have different grammatical meanings. Here’s the basic rule of thumb: You use “that” for clauses that are im­­per­­a­­tive to the sentences, whereas “which” is for phrases and clauses that aren’t essential and usually just serve descriptive purposes.
This cartoon glimpse of the poor social media pros on the other side of the blinking screen should open your heart to their plight—maybe.
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
Writing can make people feel crushing pressure to convey ground­­break­­ing, witty ideas in a clever way, says copy editor and content creator Whit­­­ney Ryan. We tend to forget writing doesn’t always have to result in a masterpiece. Writ­­ing in a conversational, casual tone can be more effective. Ryan offers these tips to help you loosen up your writing style.
The pressure to be liked at work can be frustrating and overwhelming, writes Katie Jansen, vice president of corporate marketing at AppLovin. But ultimately, trying to make everyone like you can make you less effective at your job. Here’s what you gain when you let go of being liked in the workplace.

In the workplace you’ll inevitably encounter people who don’t think you’re important enough. They may talk down to you, go over your head or disregard you entirely, but you don’t have to just sit back and take it, says career expert Sara McCord. She advises you take these steps.

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