Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 8: Organization and Teamwork
"It is so easy for messages to get lost in translation.
"Over the years, I’ve identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication.
"Being the new person is never easy.
"If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event?
"From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners.
"Talks on the importance of listening, and how to do it much better.
"If the members of the team cannot communicate, isolation limits their potential.
"Internal communication is important for any organization to function effectively.
"These talks reveal that some things are more within your grasp than you may think, especially if you ask.
"TED Talks for when you want to get up and act -- now.
"Career analyst Dan Pink [photo, left] examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
"It goes without saying that my new book, Reply All…And Other Ways to Tank Your Career was inspired by email faux pas.
Mignon Fogarty (photo, left) explains.
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"It sounds simple, but making sure your company has more money coming in than going out is one of the most important tasks of running and growing a business.
"Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud.
"Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path?
"In an email from Musk to Tesla employees published by Inc's Justin Bariso, Musk encourages employees to buck the traditional chain of command found in most companies, in which messages always flow through managers.
"Unsurprisingly, research shows that when employees perceive their workplace as more political, they are less engaged, less productive, and more likely to quit.
"Americans are notorious for using filler words.
Vanessa Van Edwards (photo, left) presents her tips in a video and article.
"When left unchecked, not only does rampant incivility make our days more tense, it also leads to a loss of focus, a loss of productivity, a deliberate slacking off among disgruntled employees, and even serious health problems.
"Jeff Reynar is a director of engineering and New York site lead at Facebook.