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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Our award for Worst Communicator of October definitely goes to Gerod Roth, who made the unwise decision to take a selfie with a co-worker’s 3-year-old child—without the co-worker’s permission—and then post it on Facebook. What happened next was the true disgrace.
If you're surrounded by co-workers half your age, it can feel isolating. They've grown up in a different world than you, and they have different priorities. How do you talk to them?
Many people use “that” and “which” interchangeably, but the words have different grammatical meanings. Here’s the basic rule of thumb: You use “that” for clauses that are im­­per­­a­­tive to the sentences, whereas “which” is for phrases and clauses that aren’t essential and usually just serve descriptive purposes.
This cartoon glimpse of the poor social media pros on the other side of the blinking screen should open your heart to their plight—maybe.
Write it right, say it right, spell it right.
Q: Employees keep telling me we should be like other employers that let staffers vote on everything from what temperature to set the thermostat to what sound­­track to play in common areas. This strikes me as a silly trend that’ll soon pass. But I shouldn’t say that, right?
Writing can make people feel crushing pressure to convey ground­­break­­ing, witty ideas in a clever way, says copy editor and content creator Whit­­­ney Ryan. We tend to forget writing doesn’t always have to result in a masterpiece. Writ­­ing in a conversational, casual tone can be more effective. Ryan offers these tips to help you loosen up your writing style.
You can keep from angering others, hurting their feelings or drawing a defensive action from them simply by watching how you respond. Keep situations from escalating by using these phrases during heated moments.

Organizations thrive on the open sharing of ideas and information. In the modern age, the easiest way to implement open sharing techniques is through software tools, writes entrepreneur Amy Rees Anderson. She suggests using technology to create these at your company.

For those craving a buzzword fix because it’s been more than two weeks since a new one shimmered into being on a PowerPoint slide, help yourself to these emergency rations.
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