A Workish guide to white papers

Enter marketing’s white paper: an authoritative document written to explain the solution to a problem for potential customers. Forbes reports that “79% of B2B buyers identify white papers as material they’re most likely to share with colleagues.” Take that, passing-out business cards at book signings.

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A Workish Guide to Nonverbal Communication

Mastering the art of body language is crucial to succeeding at work, where an oddly-placed movement, gesture, or nod can inadvertently change the course of critical business negotiations. Even Peter Drucker, architect of cubicles and inventor of swipe cards, famously stated that the most important part of communication is hearing what isn’t said.

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The Workish Guide to Workplace Departments

With a multitude of companies boasting over a million employees (both Wal-Mart and McDonald’s float near the 2M mark), navigating large organizations can be more challenging than making a business case for LinkedIn Premium. And as companies like Apple approach $1 Trillion in market capitalization, worker populations are rising like the tides in that one scene from Pacific Rim.

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5 Workish Ways to Avoid Status Meetings

In today’s hyper-collaborative corporate environment, the ability to actually get something done is more of a rarity than a dog-friendly rental in Vancouver. With constant interactions and “Hey, got a second?” interruptions, the new path towards productivity is avoiding meetings altogether (especially status meetings, where everyone just reports and leaves). And unless you’re a unicorn sales maverick, you can’t just skip status meetings …you have to find ways to not get invited anymore.

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