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.
Meetings can be a wonderful collaboration tool or a wasteful, hostile time sink. Ideally they give colleagues an opportunity to share ideas, give kudos and enjoy one another’s company. They “are also a place where people jockey for position, work out disagreements and hurt each other’s feelings,” says Gretchen Rubin. She outlines some phrases that can really serve to undermine others.
At work or in our personal lives, growth occurs when we’re challenged almost beyond our limits. We experience the best of ourselves only after struggle, frustration and even failure, says career coach Julie Winkle Giulioni. She offers these tips for finding the right amount of struggle to spark growth.
Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.
One of the hardest parts of work life is having conversations you know will leave the other person disappointed. What makes these conversations so hard is the “cringe moment,” says leadership expert Peter Bregman.
The importance of discretion was recently reinforced during a panel discussion with four senior executive assistants who work for high-powered individuals.
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Attorney and Internet marketer Mark Olson offers these tips for making professional connections via social media.
Ready to deliver your next presentation without notes? You will be able to focus on your audience instead of on a script after doing this preparation:
Sometimes a nice, warm hug is welcome. Other times—like at work—it is just awkward. That kind of display of affection can even be downright inappropriate, especially if it goes against your organization’s HR policies. When a hugger is coming at you, how do you avoid the advance without hurting the person’s feelings?
The belief that your youngest employees prefer electronic communication over face-to-face communication is false. At least that is according to Dan Schawbel, who along with Randstad U.S. conducted a study comparing Gen Y and Gen Z workplace expectations in 10 countries.