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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Effective communication starts with you, the manager, and the tone you set in the workplace. It may require some time and effort to get it right, but you’ll see the benefits in outstanding performance and support.

“A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours are wasted.” This old saying may be true in many cases, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A bit of preparation, discipline and solid follow-up can help you conduct more productive and focused meetings. Here are 11 guidelines.

It doesn’t help anyone if you say “yes” to every project while knowing you can’t possibly complete all the work. How can you set boundaries more assertively with your boss, without coming across as incapable or rude, when you're asked to take on yet another assignment? 7 tips:
Imagine you've just opened an email, and you see that it's four lengthy paragraphs. Do you read it? Scan it? Close it quickly? Try these guidelines for writing short, effective email.
In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
Author and management expert Ken Blanchard meets the challenge of communicating strategy to 350 employees through a daily voice-mail message.
Conversations around your conference table may not be clear. PowerPoints may elicit blank stares every time but never change. Bottom line: Make yourself understood.

You’re on your way to a meeting or you’re in the middle of a project that requires your focus, when someone tells you something im­­portant. “Got it!” you say. Later, though, you realize you weren’t fully tuned in. Consider what sort of listener you are, and then heed these tips:

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If co-workers' bad attitudes create tension, protect yourself from those office toxins.
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