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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Chances are you’re looking to grow at work and earn a promotion. You may also be wondering what you can do to increase the chances you’ll be able to advance in your career. MonsterWorking’s Hannah Hamilton spoke to career experts who offered the following five tips.
Bloggers and English language experts Patricia O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman checked with eight standard dictionaries and found no restriction on the usage of “diversity” beyond race or gender.
Less is more when it comes to building a successful career, especially concerning communications, says Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Say­­ing Less.
Even the most efficient and organized admins can get sidetracked by unforeseen interruptions and unplanned demands on their time—endless emails, chatty co-workers and yet another to-do from the boss. But before you boil over, adopt these boilerplate responses so you’re not tongue-tied in the moment when you need to speak your truth.

It can be frustrating when you’ve crafted an informative email to your boss but receive only a one-word response: “noted” or “done.” There are things you can do to keep the email miscommunication to a minimum, Sue Shellenbarger writes.

Within three minutes, Julie Patel sensed something was wrong. She had just launched into her presentation to a group of senior executives at Elan Pharmaceuticals when she detected a drop in their attentiveness level ...
Research shows workers waste an average of more than 2½ hours a week in unnecessary meetings. The reason is Parkinson’s Law: the amount of time given for a task is the amount of time it will take. If given 30 minutes to give a presentation, it will take 30 minutes.

These days, everyone has a hard time focusing. But when it’s the boss who’s afflicted with a short attention span, an administrative professional must take steps to ensure work moves forward and things get done. Here’s how to handle a distracted boss.

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.

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