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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ESPN'S Stephen A. Smith is no stranger to controversy. He seems to have a permanent case of foot-in-mouth disease. Last year he came under fire for implying that women somehow provoke domestic abuse, and this month, he is at it again. His comments are enough to earn him the title of Worst Communicator of the Month.
You see them, and maybe even send them, all the time: emails in which several people are addressed directly and several others cc’d. Consider the problems such “group huddle” messages can create and the chaotic thought processes that can result.
Using a word incorrectly can harm your image, writes Jeff Haden for LinkedIn. These common words can trip up even strong writers.
When it comes to selling and marketing your products, few resources are as important as your website. Don’t miss an opportunity to capture customers’ attention with well-written landing pages. Follow this advice.

Making connections when you’re networking in a room of strangers can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Caroline Ceniza-Levine, a career expert and co-founder of SixFigureStart. She offers five ways to introduce yourself to people you don’t know at networking or other professional events.

In a large organization, it can be hard to get to know everyone, yet sometimes you need to support teams you don’t often work with. How can you get to know everyone across the organization better to make cooperating easier?
Whether it's an employee’s misconduct or your own negative actions, put an end to these tendencies immediately.
Even the savviest communicators dread awkward, tense or emotional conversations with employees. Here's how to get through them.
Some airlines are now selling in-flight data packages instead of providing unlimited Wi-Fi at a flat rate, reports Runway Girl Network contributing writer Paul Thompson. The problem with this model is that you can use up a data package very quickly and going over can result in additional charges.

If your employee handbook hasn’t been updated in the past six months, it’s out of date. Because employment laws and your business are in a constant state of flux, it’s critical to keep your personnel policies up-to-date. In light of recent legal changes, be sure your policies include these updates:

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