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.
If really important things aren't getting done in your department, take a good look at the way you're talking about them.
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.
"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.
“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.