Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 2. Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette
"Executives tell me their teams make decisions all the time.
We are not the center of cyberspace.
"It’s called social undermining, and it may seem harmless enough, but it can take an emotional toll.
"Wharton operations, information and decisions professor Senthil Veeraraghavan [photo, left] has made it his business to help businesses figure out how to improve their outcomes with adjustable pricing models – without jeopardizing their relationships with customers.
"Devil’s advocates tend to pop up just when a project is about to launch.
"In real life, most people are fairly law-abiding, either by disposition or because we're afraid of getting caught.
"The meeting seemed to go smoothly.
"Your boss told you to “think outside the box.
"Barbara Pachter provides advice on how to properly act in business and social settings in The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success.
"You may think that fidgeting and not making eye contact are telltale signs that someone's lying to you.
Excerpted from the book Netiquette by Virginia Shea.
"In his book The Virgin Way, Richard Branson reveals that he loathes speaking in public.
"Google has spent the past two years studying more than 180 of its teams, to figure out the secret to success.
"It is an odd thought that our sibling relationships may be at the center of what makes us who we become.
"Given their social and outgoing natures, extroverts have never had much trouble gaining acceptance in the business world.
Shana Lebowitz and Melia Robinson report on the work of Amy Cuddy (photo, left).
"People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating?
Kim Lachance Shandrow reports.
"To make sure productivity doesn’t slow after you walk out of the room, do two things after and in between meetings: Quickly send out clear and concise meeting notes and follow up on the commitments made.
"What follows are the 10 most common body language blunders that people make, and emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid.
The Tesla factory is as technologically advanced as the electric cars it produces.
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