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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Quotation marks are an important part of your writing, but are you using them correctly with other punctuation? There are some potentially confusing rules, but you need to get them right to make sure people understand what you’re saying.

When you need a simple answer fast, can you beat communicating via instant messaging? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

Even the most expensive video systems don’t replace face-to-face communication—but there are ways to maximize what you have to work with.
How many things in life are sweeter than sitting at home and working in your sweatpants? What many don’t realize, though, is that working from home just a little too often can transmit a subtle broadcast to the rest of the staff, and you might not like what’s on that channel.
Jargon works its way into business writing all the time. It’s important to know when it’s appropriate to use jargon and when it’s better to re-write for clarity. Right Source Mar­­ket­­ing’s Emily Gaines Buchler offers four tips on using jargon correctly.
Feeling off your game at work, but not sure where you’re falling short? The best thing to do is to ask your co-workers. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry shares three ways to get their honest feedback.
Creating a culture of openness on the job starts with intentionally including others, S. Chris Edmonds writes. He explains how.
During delicate conversations when you address sensitive issues with employees, it’s the subtle things that count. Beware of seemingly minor but disruptive listening patterns that can inflame a conflict.
“Can I help you with that?” asks your colleague as you struggle to load an ink cartridge into the printer. If your co-worker says it in a sincere tone, you’re grateful for the offer. But that same question delivered in a sarcastic or exasperated manner leaves you feeling irritated. If you want clarity and connection, pay attention to the following four vocal components.
Using buzzwords to sound smart can leave you looking ridiculous, says Mike Periu, Economic Education, who offers five to nix.
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