Communication

How to End Your Emails

How to End Your Emails

You probably send a lot of emails over the course of your workday. And you probably have a standard “closer” – the word or phrase that you include at the end of the email, right before your name. It might be something like “best” or “thanks” or “sincerely.” My standard closer is “thanks” or “thanks(…)

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How to Successfully Collaborate With Your Coworkers From a Distance

How to Successfully Collaborate With Your Coworkers From a Distance

When you’re working from home, teamwork is essential. In order to get things done, you need to be able to communicate with your coworkers, share ideas, make group decisions, and get their input and assistance. But collaborating with your coworkers when everyone is working remotely can be difficult. It was simple when everyone could just(…)

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Bad Work Advice

Bad Work Advice

Have you ever gotten bad work advice? If you’re not sure, that’s understandable! Sometimes it’s really hard to know whether the advice we receive is good or terrible. For instance, imagine that a coworker tells you that you shouldn’t “make waves.” Is that good advice? Would it be wise for you to stay silent about(…)

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Managing a Blended Workforce

Managing a Blended Workforce

Right now, many employees are working from home. But in the near future, it’s possible that some individuals will be returning to the office, while others will continue to work remotely. This means that managers will need to manage a “blended workforce.” They’ll be responsible for leading and supporting a group of individuals who are(…)

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How to Say You’re Sorry

How to Say You’re Sorry

Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes. So I’m sure that at some point during your career, you made a mistake and upset one of your coworkers. And afterwards, you probably apologized. But did you apologize in the correct way? A couple years ago, I wrote an article about the wrong ways to apologize. The(…)

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