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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"At one time or another, most of us have avoided saying no by saying yes," writes Rick Brenner. "We do this in spite of our experience that the price we pay for agreeing to do something we don't believe in is often far too high." Here are some suggestions from Brenner on how to say no when you need to:
Successful managers are the ones who've decided that the discomfort of giving criticism is less painful than the consequences of poor performance. Here's what you'll see if you watch them in action.
We all know how terrified most people are to speak in public. If you want your team members to master this fear and become effective group communicators, try these techniques:
When team members' personal problems affect their work on an ongoing basis, it can spell disaster for team morale and productivity. Here's what team leaders can do when such problems are affecting their results.
How well do you work with other team leaders in your organization? That's an important question, because without good peer relationships, it's very difficult to coordinate projects or work cooperatively across team lines.
A single uncooperative person can throw a whole team out of synch, particularly when you're facing rapidly changing demands and opportunities. It's important to identify uncooperative people quickly and effectively and start working immediately to win them over.
Many managers are proud to have an open-door policy. But if it isn't well managed, an open-door policy can become a major source of unwanted downtime for you—time you could better spend working on your own top priorities.

Sherry Turner, Chicago, wanted to apply for a newly created position in her organization that combined three jobs and offered more management duties than her existing admin job did.

Close isn’t good enough when it comes to business communication. The person reading your correspondence or memo might understand your meaning if you use almost-correct words, but you’ll lose respect from those who know the difference. Test your knowledge of these commonly confused words by selecting the right one for each sentence: 1. Our manufacturing [...]
The folks at OfficeTeam asked respondents in a recent survey to identify areas where their bosses could improve. The responses they got are worth your attention:
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