We switched to Teams, but I miss Slack

We recently made the switch to Office365 at work, which comes with the cool collaboration feature "Teams." Prior to the switch, my department used a paid version of  Slack and loved it. We switched over to Teams because it would allow us to collaborate with other departments using Teams, and we anticipated it would function … Continue reading We switched to Teams, but I miss Slack

Bad writing isn’t just annoying… it can cost you

You don't hear much about writing being the "hot skill to have this year." But it's probably one of the most important, and one you'll use the rest of your life. Pssh...writing? My job doesn't require me to write. Do you send emails? Then yes, your job requires you to write. Who cares if your … Continue reading Bad writing isn’t just annoying… it can cost you

We switched to sentence case and here’s what happened

Recently our marketing team switched from using title case in headlines and subheads to sentence case. We thought it would be a #ncbu decision (#ncbu = nobody cares but us). We were wrong. Bedlam. Mayhem. Confusion. We had some 'splainin to do. We didn't realize this change would cause this kind of reaction. APstyle made … Continue reading We switched to sentence case and here’s what happened

Pet peeve #27: “Happy holidays from [insert company name]”

*Bah humbug alert* There's a standard holiday greeting procedure that needs to stop: The generic business holiday e-card greeting. I'm specifically talking about a holiday greeting via e-mail, because let's face it, there's not a lot of organizations who still send an actual card. I'm not talking about retail holiday emails either, with coupons, "e-cash," … Continue reading Pet peeve #27: “Happy holidays from [insert company name]”

Flexible work is key

It wasn't that long ago when organizations were offering perks like gum memberships, Friday afternoon beers and on-site massages to keep the best talent. Or that a higher salary was the key to landing the best workers. Not so anymore. There's something else that American workers want more...flexible work options. Younger generations, Millennials and Gen … Continue reading Flexible work is key