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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Don’t underestimate the value of busywork. A study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, found employees are actually happiest when performing seemingly menial tasks.
The holidays can be stressful for everyone. That stress can kill your productivity during a time when you need to be at the top of your game, as you wrap up the end of the year and prepare for 2015. Here are three key ways to combat stress this holiday season.
Make your marketing messages stand out from all the other messages in recipients’ inboxes: Use one-word subject lines. The length and shape of a one-word message catch the eye because they look different from all the other similar-looking longer subject lines.
Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio, a world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, says it’s never too early to think about self-improvement for the new year … and this year. Understanding one’s personal “line of gratification” is the foundation for sticking to self-improvement goals, he says.
Joining several different types of organizations will help you develop a variety of contacts. Choose from among these seven types:
When a staff member thinks he or she knows everything and stifles input from others, rein the person in before anyone is trampled by the person’s approach.
Eliminating all sources of stress in our lives is never going to happen, but minimizing their effect is a completely attainable goal. Psychologist and PsyBlog blogger Jeremy Dean offers research-based tips on how to manage the stress in your life.
The holiday season can be stressful enough without all the etiquette worries that can also come with it. Knowing how to act in situations that combine socializing with your career can be tricky, so we checked in with a few etiquette experts to help remind you what you should—and shouldn’t—do.
The little faces, triangles and puppies you've been sketching all these years haven't been for nought.
Weird Al Yankovic made grammar funny with his “Word Crimes” parody of Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” and its accompanying video this summer. Weird Al brought up some good grammar points that are important for everyone to remember, says News to Live By Managing Editor Danny Rubin.
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