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.
To be honest, we thought people had figured this out by now: E-mail is not private. Indeed, it's about the least private form of communication most of us use.
For years and years, we've been told there's no substitute for "managing by walking around."
To be a good, smart manager, you need to work well with your own manager. And communication is the bedrock of a good relationship with any boss.
If really important things aren't getting done in your department, take a good look at the way you're talking about them.
"How do I get my team to begin generating new ideas—and keep generating them? Where do I start?"
Are there workers in your department who qualify as constant complainers? If so, you've probably wondered how to get them out of your office and back to work. Here are some ideas:
It's no easy task to criticize someone else's work without offending the worker. Yet every day managers have to find ways to critique the work of their employees. Here's how smart managers succeed at that task:
It pays—literally—to keep tabs on what the competition is up to. By analyzing your competitors, you can anticipate new opportunities and developments in the market, make better operations decisions and more effectively evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.
Check your listening skills by … having your hearing tested.
Strategy: Schedule your meals to coincide with business meetings. If you follow the tax rules carefully, you can convert some nondeductible meal expenses into deductible ones.