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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As CEO of one of the fastest-growing private companies, Bronto Software’s Joe Colopy says, “It’s hard to understand what it means to be a leader until you’re in a situation where it really matters.” For Colopy, the journey from entrepreneur to CEO has meant completely changing his game. His secrets to keeping employees informed:
Robert Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel, recalled in a recent New York Times interview that his late father liked to say, “Bobby, how’s it going? Enough about me. Tell me about you.”

People have one of four communication styles, and if you’d like them to join you in bringing about change, you need to talk in a way they’ll understand. Here’s a gloss on the four styles and how to frame your thoughts when working with them:

You don’t need the word “chief” in your title to act as a leader to the troops. Show that you possess the qualities to lead a team by exhibiting these leadership traits:
Of all of HR’s priorities, keeping good employees is on top. You can be a hero in the post-recession years ahead. Act like one: Be brave enough to communicate the truth to both employees and to company execs. Assert your key role by trying the following:

On average, American professionals spend 5.6 hours each week in meetings that 71% say “aren’t productive.” If you'd rather spend those hours creatively engaged, try these tips for making the most of meeting time. (You can pull off one of these even if you're not the one who called the meeting!)

Writing and memorizing a well-researched presentation guarantees ... well-polished boredom. Build flexibility into your delivery to better connect with your audience. Use these four tactics for deviating from your script.
While planning new HR initiatives and making your HR budget projects for 2011, don’t forget to factor in one crucial aspect: Convincing your chief financial officer to back your proposals. You can improve your chances of securing CFO support by using the following information to improve your presentations.
When it makes sense, you can shift income and expenses at year-end to your tax advantage. Here are 10 ways to trim your personal tax bill in 2010.
Finding out that someone with your title and job description makes more money than you can rattle your nerves. Here’s how to handle it:
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