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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To become more successful, start thinking and speaking like a successful person, says Sujan Patel of employee scheduling software platform When I Work.
It’s easy to think your boss should be smarter and better at most things than you are, but most of them are people just like you, writes Linda Coussement.
When you’re com­­­­mu­­ni­­cat­­ing with your colleagues, man­­agers or clients, it’s important to keep these four modes—conceptual, analytical, social and structural—in mind and tailor your message to reach each one of them.
Whether you are writing a sales letter or sending an email to a potential client, the opening line of your message is the most important—if not toughest—line to write.
Office rules are constantly evolving as new technology and trends show up in the workplace. Forbes career and leadership writer Susan Adams offers an updated list of business etiquette.
Do you remember your rookie days—the ones before any preconceived notions put limits on your career? The key to being successful now, may be to try and think like a rookie again, says Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. Here’s how.
Julie Morgenstern, professional organizer and author of Time Man­­age­­ment from the Inside Out, offers these tips for getting rid of workplace distractions.
It’s hard to watch a new person struggling to fit in. What can an established employee do to help a new colleague become part of the team?

Great leaders tell great stories. They inspire, motivate and educate people with anecdotes, not lectures. Prepare by following a set of rules created by Emma Coats. She’s a former story artist at Pixar, the animated movie studio that made “Brave," "Monsters University” and other hits.

There’s an old adage, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Researchers, along with the popular media, have given the attribute of mental toughness the catchier label “grit.” So how do we get more of it? I’ve found three things that help to strengthen this quality.

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