Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
Have you ever been right in the middle of something – a complicated email, a tricky paragraph of a report, a hunt for some vital figures – only for your concentration to be shattered?
You can see her steaming down the hall toward you, fire in her eyes: It’s Angry Angie, always burning with indignation about something some co-worker did just to irritate her!
This isn’t a problem with Angie’s co-workers.
With an economy that’s taking its sweet time recovering from the worst recession since World War II and global competition fiercer than ever, it would be nice if American workers had confidence in their companies’ management to lead them through the tough times.
Jonathan Bailey, writing for BlogHerald.
The crux of the problem is the demand for certainty in a world that is always tentative and uncertain.
Have you ever wondered why Twitter has a 140 character limit?
Most everyone I meet feels pulled in more directions than ever, expected to work longer hours, and asked to get more done, often with fewer resources.
In my life I have deliberately cultivated a workday that is flexible, simplified, slow, mindful, creative.
There are 12 essential elements of a successful internal communications strategy:
Your employees are Facebooking and Tweeting at work.
Some people are incredibly effective and efficient.
Most of us, though, think we're above average multitaskers.
You hear so much about how instantly reachable we all are, how hyperconnected, with our smartphones, laptops, tablets and such.
A frustrated CEO recently shared with me that her employees had lost their edge.
Hurricane Irene and [the] East Coast earthquake are critical reminders of the importance of timely communication among managers and their employees.
You’ve probably read countless articles that promise you better happiness, only to be disappointed.
When it comes to legal issues, most bloggers are either unaware or misinformed about the laws that they operate under.
The majority of college students today use smartphones — although three-quarters don’t foot their own bills.
Your colleague Jim calls you “honey,” makes cracks about women drivers, and suggests that you be the one to shop for the retirement gift for Bob because “women like that sort of thing.
A new study could quell the guilt you may feel for Facebooking on the clock.
Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (photo, left), authors of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life, have written an op-ed piece for the New York Times.
Experience a normal day in 2014.