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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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Communication in the workplace affects productivity and engagement. When teams communicate well and demonstrate their ideas, they maintain a steady work flow and make decisions efficiently, writes Deidre Paknad, CEO of Workboard, Inc.

This push to properly prioritize work in relation to lifestyle features the kind of faddish thinking that can lead gifted people down the wrong path, says talent expert Brian Mohr.
Organize your smartphone apps in one fell swoop ... Create a positive impression with voice mail ... Make a not-to-do list.
Whenever groups of people work closely together, conflict is sure to arise. However, there are ways to negotiate peacefully and calmly to ensure both sides are heard, writes blogger Tim Schurrer, who suggests adhering to the 3 A’s of conflict negotiation.
Write it right ... say it right ... spell it right.
Rather than using the 15 minutes before your presentation to stress and fret, follow these tips to prepare mentally.
Humor can be a positive force if it’s used to entertain, provide optimism in the face of adversity or relieve tension, writes Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD distinguished professor of leadership development and organizational change. But if humor comes from a place of ridicule or malicious intent, it can quickly become hurtful.
Technology is constantly changing, but people often find that change hard to handle. So when it comes time to update the tools your company uses, how do you avoid resistance from co-workers?
As organizations transition to electronic medical records and deal with the upcoming coding conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10, they’re looking for coding and health information management professionals as well. Here are three more health care admin roles for you to consider.
No one is perfect, but when it comes to communicating with employees, you cannot afford to make mistakes that cause conflict or confusion that leads to poorly executed work and missed objectives. Avoid these common but no-good communication behaviors.
Make sure that you are using email effectively by avoiding these common mistakes.
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 Postalocity.com 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
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