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.
Most people work hard and do their best on the job, but feedback can always help us to do better. Outside of regular performance reviews, how can you get feedback on what you’re doing well and what you could be doing better?
Conventional wisdom dictates that sitting in conference rooms squanders a huge chunk of an executive’s workday. But all those back-to-back meetings may actually serve a productive purpose.
Scott Sterling offers three ways to make your next presentation interesting and painless for everyone involved.
In their new book, college professors and brothers Steven and Victor Cahn take those who write up their work through a step-by-step editing process. A few simple tricks stand out.
Languages are living things that evolve over time, with new words created and old ones falling out of common use. Still, just because a lot of people use a word, or use it in a new way, doesn’t make it correct. Veteran copy editor and “word nerd” Tom Stern offers words and phrases to watch out for.
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Employees at SceneTap range in age from 18 to 55, millennials to boomers. The younger set likes social media and is tethered by smartphone. Thirty-somethings prefer email, instant messaging and videoconferencing. Boomers go for phone calls and walking around. To accommodate each communication style, the phone application company tracks who likes what.
People fall under four “behavioral styles” based on what motivates them. Understanding your behavioral style and learning to identify and adapt to others’ can help you communicate better, writes Ivan Misner of BNI, a business-networking organization.
It’s hard to move up in your career if you never speak up at work, writes executive coach Joel Garfinkle, who offers three steps to help reluctant workers find their voice.
Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene are the authors of The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Effective Writing on the Job, recently published in an updated second edition. We contacted them to get their best advice for administrative professionals who want to improve their workplace writing skills.