Employment Development Systems, Inc. Launches Professional Presence in a Casual World

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Employee Development Systems Inc. (EDSI) is delighted to announce the addition of two new sections to its successful program, Professional Presence in a Casual World. This program, which has already helped thousands of organizations and their employees become more effective, is being re-launched to reflect its enhanced strength in addressing the specific challenges that today's organizations and employees face while integrating digital communication, casual dress, and informal meeting styles into the current multi-generational workplace.

Employee Development Systems Inc. (EDSI) is delighted to announce the addition of two new sections to its successful program, Professional Presence in a Casual World. This program, which has already helped thousands of organizations and their employees become more effective, is being re-launched to reflect its enhanced strength in addressing the specific challenges that today's organizations and employees face while integrating digital communication, casual dress, and informal meeting styles into the current multi-generational workplace.

The digital age has ushered in, not only changes in technology, but also a seismic shift in the culture of workplaces. Gone are the days when colleagues were addressed by their last name and a dark blue suit and red tie were the unquestioned accoutrements of a professional presence. Professional positions in this new work world no longer include secretaries to format letters and correct errors in spelling and grammar. Instant digital platforms, while making communication faster and easier, have also made it possible for momentary lapses in judgment or lack of simple courtesy, to harm professional relationships.

Professional Presence in a Casual World addresses these changes and helps individuals and organizations to create an environment of trust, courtesy, and commitment to shared goals and visions.

EDSI has been a leader in addressing the workplace cultural revolution and devising strategies to maintain a professional presence and personal effectiveness while navigating this new terrain, with such blog posts as: Does Your Netiquette Reflect Your Professional Presence? The newly revamped program continues their innovative approach to these changes.

Professional Presence in a Casual World retains all of the valuable content of the former workshop, while adding sections on digital and meeting etiquette in this new work environment.

Participants will discover how to: 
Apply professional behavior to the corporate culture within which they are working
Function professionally within the structure of an organization according to its mission, vision and values

-Develop strong internal relationships to augment job performance
-Recognize daily actions that can detract from a professional image
-Understand the strengths and differences of team members and how to work with individual styles to maximum productivity
-Adopt simple techniques for professional etiquette
-Polish manners to maintain a level of composure and confidence
-Identify key elements to create an image that will enable them to reach their professional goals

Professional Presence in a Casual World is about learning ... or re-learning...the manners, values and etiquette basics of yesterday and merging these understandings with the hip, casual, informal style of working that has been embraced by society today.

About Employee Development Systems, Inc. Employee Development Systems, Inc. is a Colorado-based professional development firm that was founded in 1979 and offers employee development, management development, leadership and professionalism courses and accompanying behavioral style assessments, surveys and other tools. Employee Development Systems, Inc. provides services worldwide to Fortune 500 clients as well as small to medium-sized businesses.

The organization’s mission is to enhance the interpersonal skills needed to perform at a more productive level, to develop a workforce that adapts to change, and is creative and innovative and to make the client organization the employer of choice. This is accomplished through establishing trust, building relationships and fostering behavioral change. Employee Development Systems, Inc. training and development initiatives address employee engagement, multiple generations in the workplace and the ramifications of social media and collaboration.

Sherman Updegraff
Employee Development Systems, Inc.
800-282-3374

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