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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The start of a new year brings great promise. However, like many others, you may be struggling with a stalled career or lack of personal and professional growth. The prospect of initiating change is daunting. Finding your way out of career gridlock requires you to reset your internal GPS to Good - Present - Space.
When an intern, former co-worker or employee asks you for a letter of recommendation or reference, take the task seriously. Your words could potentially mean the difference between the employee getting what he or she wants or not.
If you ask Sara Geiger, she’ll tell you it’s fantastic. Geiger loves the atmosphere at the eight-building campus in Menlo Park, Calif. She loves the free meals, the on-site gym and happy hour drinks. Most of all, reports Claire Moorman in the Dubois County Herald, she feels like she belongs there.
With LinkedIn’s premium service, you have the ability to send inmails to anyone, so it’s a great lead-generating tool. Just be sure to draft inmails that people will read and respond to.
Editors at The Muse offer these ideas for keeping busy, bettering yourself and boosting your career.
Are you ready to kick your career up a notch in the new year? Cul­­ti­­vating these five essential skills can help ensure your success.

As an admin, there’s a good chance you’re involved with your boss’s communications. This could involve announcing a change, a new initiative, or keeping everyone abreast of the company’s objectives. Michelle Gilbert, Com­­cast Cable’s Heart­­land region, offers these tips to help your boss communicate effectively

It’s unlikely your boss is going to give you all the info you need to be promoted. She may share some things, but she’ll keep the good stuff to herself, says CareerMeh workplace writer Sophie Lizard. Here’s three things she won’t tell you.
The difference between “lay” and “lie” doesn’t come from who’s doing the action (people or dogs)—it comes from the action itself, writes The Morn­­ing Call commentator Bill White.
Research shows that employees want to be happy at work, and a bump in salary is not the most effective way to achieve this, according to a survey by staffing company Spherion. But the good news is a lot of people already are happy at work, and you can steal some of their secrets to become happier yourself.