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.
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.
“Let’s do lunch.” That’s something you might say to a client or business associate. Not only are you taking care of business, you’re entitled to a tax discount on the tab.
With the summer approaching, it’s time to start planning some time on the beach or at the golf course. If you’re self-employed, you may be able to turn some of that typically nondeductible vacation time into a tax-saving getaway.
When one of your employees becomes seriously ill, you face two major challenges at once: understanding the emotions of the employee and other co-workers, while making sure that the necessary work still gets done.
By applying the right kind of leverage in the right places in your dealings with others, you can boost your success rate. Try the following tips:
Many employees come with a built-in feedback deflector. Some seize only on the praise you offer, ignoring the criticism. Others assure you they "got it" but don't follow through, or argue that the inadequate performance you saw was an exception.
Robert Crandall headed engineering and manufacturing at Eastman Kodak
during the “copier wars” with Xerox back in the 1970s. He faced two