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.

Many of us put on a “game face” when we arrive at the office. However, being superficially conservative has been linked to lower levels of job satisfaction, according to new research.

Employers say the grammar skills of people they hire are getting worse, The Wall Street Journal reports. The culprit: the informality of email, texting and Twitter.

On the surface, a boss or a co-worker who constantly interrupts you may come off as a bit of a jerk. However, it may simply be that in­­ter­­rupting is the only way he knows how to communicate, writes workplace communication consultant Guy Farmer.
Exuding authority often comes easier to men than women, but those same behaviors can also be a liability in collaborative work environments, says Carol Kinsey Goman. She shares five body language mis­­takes and tips on how to avoid them.
When we hear “mentor,” most of us picture an older, wiser person who has many years of work experience. But it doesn’t always have to be like that.
When looking for a new job, don’t overlook the importance of culture. You won’t learn what you need to know by asking generic questions such as “What’s the culture like?” or “Are people treated well?”
The Associated Press Style­­book has given its blessing to using the adverb hopefully, meaning “it is hoped.”“This may not seem like a big deal, but to many linguistic sticklers it is the end of the world of correctness,” Lynn Gaertner-Johnston noted.
You never know when you’re go­­ing to need some friendly help or support, writes J.T. O’Donnell, career strategist and workplace consultant. She suggests keeping the peace with your co-workers by avoiding these potentially offensive questions:
Concrete examples bring abstract writing to life. Not only will examples help readers more easily imagine what you’re talking about, they’ll add pop to your prose.
Here's a list of the 15 most common misspellings in the United States, according to SpellChecker.com, along with the correct versions: