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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Masters of conversation don’t just speak and listen well. They also observe others with a keen eye.
How many times have you received an email message with the subject line “Hi” or “Question” or, even worse, no subject at all? Here’s a technique, by Brett Kelly of The Cranking Widgets blog, for labeling subject lines so the recipient knows instantly what the message entails.

One "difficult" person is ruining your meetings with his or her bad behavior. What do you do? Those who pontificate or bully put a strain on the group and can sabotage productivity.

You are in charge of a committee at work that no one seems to care about. Meeting attendance is lackluster, and those who do come rarely speak up. How can you make people feel more engaged? Try these 11 easy-to-implement strategies.

Work is ever more collaborative, and the need for daily efficiency stronger than ever. So who has time for boring, unproductive meetings? No one. Keep meetings focused by heeding these don’ts.

Congratulations—you’ve been promoted! After years of proving your technical ability, you’re now thrust into the position of management.

Preparing your tax return every year is a hassle. But you can boost your spirits by taking full advantage of the tax goodies available on your 2008 return. Although everyone’s situation is different, here are seven proven ways to cut your tax bill.

By matching speakers’ preferred communication styles, you can build both rapport and alliances with a range of people. Here are four communication styles and how you can relate to them:

In face-to-face conversations, you can often sense when someone’s lying to you. The speaker’s shifty eyes, facial tics and fidgety behavior raise your guard. But when you receive e-mail, you cannot observe the sender’s body language.
When you talk with employees, keep the conversation focused on them. That sounds basic. But many managers wind up giving lectures, sharing anecdotes and repeating what they want the worker to do.
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