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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To shut down the rumor mill, you must do more than demand that your staff stop gossiping. You also have to give them something more fruitful to talk about.
Any seasoned manager knows it's unwise to accept what employees say at face value. The real test of their honesty is whether they deliver on their promises.
Employers with unionized work forces, take note: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has made it more difficult for union organizers and members to use your e-mail system for union business—if you adopt the right electronic communications policies ...
Everyone can cite some version of the 80/20 rule. We can thank Joseph Juran for the advent of the 80/20 rule. He concluded that 80 percent of effects flow from 20 percent of causes.
Selling your ideas takes passion, preparation and perseverance.
Employers can ask questions about candidates’ subjective qualities, especially when many applicants are objectively qualified. But don’t risk a discrimination lawsuit by carelessly documenting how you arrived at ways to distinguish applicants ... 
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp.—based in Pittsburg, Texas, and one of the nation’s largest poultry growers—will close a plant and six distribution centers because of rising feed costs. Blame it on the growth of alternative fuels ...
When you deliver a presentation, your words can only carry you so far. You also need to give people something stimulating to see that reinforces your message.
When you manage negative employees, you may shrug and say, "Oh, well, at least they get the job done." But just because they do the work doesn't mean you should accept their bad attitude.
When employees raise the same gripes over and over, it’s sometimes hard to take them seriously. It can be particularly frustrating if those complaints include discrimination claims, when management is sure no discrimination has taken place. Aggravated bosses, take heart! It may not be a management best practice to show your frustration with baseless complaints, but it isn’t likely to lead to a retaliation lawsuit ...
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