Office Communication

Communication in business requires the understanding of different communication styles, and the ability to break down communication barriers.

In business communication, effective communication requires a sort of “office communication toolkit” – the kind of resource Business Management Daily provides.

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AVG Technologies Digital Diaries project looks at how social networks affect people’s work lives. A study re­­leased as part of the project included 4,000 people in 10 countries and found that more than half felt that workplace privacy has decreased with the pro­­liferation of social media networks.
Face it: Strong emotions can come into play when you negotiate. In 2011, the sale of a $3 million brownstone in New York’s Greenwich Village almost blew apart in a fight over a $300 washing machine. One of the buyers ripped up a seven-figure cashier’s check and stomped out to a bar. So what does this mean for you?
As Harvard Business School professor and researcher Amy Cuddy notes, “Our bodies change our minds, and our minds can change our behavior, and our behavior can change our outcomes.” It’s all based on body language.

When you’re trying to persuade em­­ployees, you may figure if you cite enough evidence, you’ll break down others’ resistance and they’ll agree with you. But reason alone may not suffice. Use techniques that induce compliance.

While it could be bad for your career to point out every misstep your boss makes, you’re more likely to get a boost if you can kindly communicate constructive criticism when he really needs it, says writer and entrepreneur Jennifer Winter. She offers three tips to help you make sure any feedback you offer your boss is both diplomatic and productive.

High-functioning boards and executive teams don’t miraculously work just by focusing on common challenges. They spend a few hours once a year setting ground rules. You can use quips as reminders.

Every boss loves an efficient worker, says Adria Saracino, head of outreach at digital marketing agency Dis­­tilled. She has five tips to help you up your efficiency and impress your boss.

Some companies are taking a new approach toward employees who retire or leave to pursue new challenges. They are establishing groups to help everyone stay in touch and keep the lines of communication open. These programs have many em­ployees wondering what the company benefits from in return.

If you sense your presentations are failing to rouse others to action, it’s probably time for a tuneup, says career and business advisor Beverly Flaxington. Here are six steps to a more powerful presentation.

If you believe the workplace is no place to make friends, you’re not only wrong, but your delusion could be hurting your career, says corporate trainer Shola Richards.

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