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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Put down your arm and step away from the smartphone. When it comes to social media profile pictures, skip the selfies and opt for a polished photograph that will impress everyone with these five tips.
Calling out co-workers through gossip or banter is “sludge,” and it’s one of the most significant bar­riers to having a positive and fulfilling workplace, write Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, authors of Why Work Sucks. Take their tips for eliminating sludge and create a happier place to work.
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston is a writing instructor who has helped thousands of employees and man­­agers im­­­­prove their business writing skills. She’s also the author of the Better Writing at Work monthly newsletter. We spoke to her about the importance of great business writing and bad email behaviors that admins should avoid.
It’s important to speak with authority on the job and in other professional settings, but it isn’t always easy to do. If that’s something you struggle with, take these tips from Practically Perfect PA’s Nicky Christmas.
Research shows that young girls who are smarter-than-average tend to believe their abilities are innate and can’t be changed, whereas young boys are more likely to be­­lieve they can learn something by persevering and re-doubling their efforts. What challenge would you undertake if you em­­braced the truth that through your efforts you could find success?
A healthy body resists illness better and contributes to a healthy mind. Dietician Anita Mirchandani recommends four fitness trends to help motivate you to work out.
There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.
Most presentations include the delivery of quantitative information, defined usually as the hard numbers, results or benchmarks that indicate achievement of specific numeric goals like revenue or customer acquisition. But including more intangible qualitative elements in a presentation can be a very effective tool for telling the story behind the numbers.
Research conducted by web marketing company HubSpot indicates that the best time to send marketing emails is early morning. The highest click-through rate for the day occurs between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Many organizations eschew standard hierarchical reporting relationships for less-defined dotted-line scenarios. If you find yourself managing or being managed in a dotted-line relationship, follow these two suggestions:
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