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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It’s often hard to stay focused on the present, writes Katherine Barr for Inc. Learning to focus and spend time in the present helps you perform better at work and ignore distractions. Here are Barr’s suggestions.
Striving for perfection can hold you back because you waste valuable time on unimportant details. Besides, perfection is unattainable anyway. That’s why you should give yourself a break, and adopt these habits to increase your productivity.
No matter what you’re writing—a report, a memo, an email for your boss to sign—you want it to be clear and effective. Hone your abilities with these expert tips.
Everyone suffers from foot-in-mouth disease from time to time. This month, Kelly Osbourne, host of "The View," swallowed her entire foot.
Like all pain­­­­­ful experiences, rejection can either devastate you or be an opportunity for growth. Learning the five strategies to make rejection your friend can determine the difference.
If you work in your company’s front office, chances are your least favorite administrative task is preparing and sending office mail. A national survey of 1,000 people by listed the top 10 least favorite tasks.
Avoid these time-sapping mistakes when scanning incoming emails.
Successful presenters prepare by not only focusing on information, but on their audience’s concerns and communication style. By catering to the audience, a presentation becomes more effective and has a higher chance of succeeding. To focus on your target audience and learn what they will expect, answer these questions.
Your boss may not be totally candid about how he or she wants to communicate with you, and you may need to figure it out on your own. Think about your interactions with your boss. Then answer these questions and adapt your style to your supervisor’s preferences
Meetings are important for introducing new ideas and fostering discussion in the workplace. But when people don’t know how to participate or run a meeting, they waste everyone’s time and sabotage a great idea, writes John Brandon for Inc. Here are some tips for engaging in a productive one-on-one meeting.
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