office communication

FIG Book Club: September Recommended Reading

FIG Book Club: September Recommended Reading

Welcome to the FIG Book Club!

Welcome to Future Image Group’s Book Club! Every month, we’ll recommend a book, abstract, or research paper related to personal and professional development in the workplace (which, in turn, is also related to the development of social skills and more meaningful personal relationships).  We hope you enjoy – and we’d love to hear your recommendations for books that have helped you or given you some insight on your own journey of professional or personal social development. 

Back to School: The ABC's of Successful Workplace Communication

Back to School: The ABC's of Successful Workplace Communication

Appreciate the Communication Styles of Others

Everyone communicates differently, which can sometimes make it difficult to get your ideas across and avoid tension in the workplace. However, simply acknowledging that others have a different communication style can help you adapt your own to ease office communications.

Breathe and Create Boundaries

Feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath. No one is in control of you except you, and you can create boundaries that make you feel safe and sane. 

Millennials: 5 Steps to Make Now to Advance Your Career Faster

Millennials: 5 Steps to Make Now to Advance Your Career Faster

Today’s professional world is rife with opportunities for entrepreneurs and self-starters to create the life they want if they work hard and leverage their connections. Between the gig economy and the large force of young professionals in the traditional workplace (a combination of Gen X, Gen Y [Millennials], and Gen Z), the way people perceive and achieve professional advancement is changing. However, with the millions of young people entering the workforce today, competition is fierce. Here are 5 steps young professionals can take to differentiate themselves from the competition and move toward quicker advancement, whether climbing a more traditional corporate ladder or pursuing the creation of their own business.

Spring Cleaning: 5 Negative Social Habits to Throw Out Now

Spring Cleaning: 5 Negative Social Habits to Throw Out Now

We all have our bad habits. We’re human, after all! However, another great part about being human is the fact that we can decide to work on our bad habits and grow out of them. One of the areas in which people have the most bad habits is in social interaction. Here are five of them you can start working on today.

Future Image Group on "Undervalued the Podcast"

Future Image Group on "Undervalued the Podcast"

At Future Image Group, we believe in helping others succeed, whether it’s a young professional in the world of business for the first time struggling with social anxiety, or a Baby Boomer who’s nearing retirement and is nervous about leaving their company in the wrong hands.