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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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Is it only trained professionals who can read your body? How about your employees, your peers, your boss? Here's a brief guide to what people are seeing in your every move.
Writing about yourself can be hard. It’s important to get across to your audience what you want them to know while being concise and personable at the same time. Use your website’s “about me” page as a way to introduce yourself by finding the right balance between your personal and professional side, says Nicole Fenton of 99U.

As a supervisor, you can gain the respect of your employees, colleagues and clients by knowing how to act when you realize you made an error. Here’s what to do.

Everyone gets negative feedback in their job occasionally. It’s how you respond to it that defines your reputation.
For your next brainstorming meeting, ditch the table ... Quit worrying about short emails from your boss ... Being on time makes you more productive.
There are several things you can do when writing emails to get your readers’ attention and urge them to continue reading, according to the email marketing experts at the Specialized Information Publishers Association.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to be en­­gaged if you and your boss don’t agree. Here are four tips that can help you see eye to eye.
If you are facing a writing deadline at work, and you just can’t find the words to put down on paper, consider these off-the-wall ideas to power through.
We all have that one co-worker who stays under our skin, writes Mark Goulston of Bottom Line Personal. Here are some tips for handling the day-to-day stresses of a difficult colleague.
Even if your work environment is relaxed, maintain professional composure when around your co-workers. Here are four habits you should avoid at the office.
The start of a new year is a great time to focus on self-improvement. We reached out to career experts for their advice on how to achieve four career-enhancing New Year’s resolutions in 2017.
Giving a big presentation can make even a seasoned professional nervous. Well Said, Inc. President Darlene Price says that instead of trying to get rid of your butterflies you should try to take advantage of them. She writes that the adrenaline can make you more energetic and enthusiastic about the presentation. If that doesn’t work, here are more ways you can prepare yourself.
Managed correctly, conflict can be a positive source of innovation and creativity. How do you harness its power?
In 2016, email is still likely to be your most-used tool for communicating with co-workers, employees, customers and your boss. Maximize the time you spend using email by following this advice.
Coonoor Behal, founder of Mind­­hatch, a business and customer insights firm that uses improv training and design thinking, offers these tips.
The workplace can be hard to navigate for millennials, especially when you’re working to dispel common myths about your generation. Here are some ways to disprove the common misconceptions and advance in the workplace in your 20s.
Sometimes, you can’t make it to every conference in your industry, but that’s OK; you can still stay involved.

Caroline Arnold wanted to improve her work habits. Like many hard-charging executives, she set a lofty goal to be­­come more organized. But like many of her previous resolutions, this one fizzled. So Arnold, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, decided to scale down her ambitions ...

Burnout can affect anyone at any point. Sometimes it’s a sign you need to make a serious change in your life. Other times you just need to make some changes to your routine that will help change your outlook toward your work, says Sujan Patel, vice president of marketing at When I Work. There’s plenty of well-worn advice on what types of small changes to try, but Patel offers some suggestions you may not have considered.
The next time you’re leading a meeting or giving a speech, turn your audience into participants. Let them steer the discussion in the direction they want to go.
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