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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Certified life and career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran cites some common networking myths that may be further intimidating introverts.
“Creative,” “smart” and “determined” are great traits, but leadership and entrepreneurship writer Bill Murphy Jr. explains why people described as “resourceful” do so well.

In today’s open offices where communication is more casual, it feels like everyone is on equal footing and working for a meritocracy. But that’s wrong, says Jeffrey Pfeffer, an organizational behavior professor at Stanford University. Power structures haven’t changed much over time. Pfeffer offers three theories of why workplace hierarchies are still going strong.

Chances are you’re looking to grow at work and earn a promotion. You may also be wondering what you can do to increase the chances you’ll be able to advance in your career. MonsterWorking’s Hannah Hamilton spoke to career experts who offered the following five tips.
Fast Company’s Evie Nagy interviewed two rock bands, Wild Party and Protomartyr, to find out how they were able to perform a combined total of 23 shows at this spring’s South by Southwest music festival. The bands shared their advice on showing up prepared, which can apply to project-management scenarios on the road or in your office.
Bloggers and English language experts Patricia O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman checked with eight standard dictionaries and found no restriction on the usage of “diversity” beyond race or gender.
You may not need to ask for that raise you’re hoping for, experts say. Instead, try these tactics.
Less is more when it comes to building a successful career, especially concerning communications, says Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Say­­ing Less.

Everyone makes mistakes, but some can be more catastrophic for your career than others. Here are five of the most common.

Even the most efficient and organized admins can get sidetracked by unforeseen interruptions and unplanned demands on their time—endless emails, chatty co-workers and yet another to-do from the boss. But before you boil over, adopt these boilerplate responses so you’re not tongue-tied in the moment when you need to speak your truth.
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