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.
Fred Abrew, 62, became CEO at Equitable Resources Inc., a Pennsylvania
utility company, after nearly 40 years of climbing the corporate
ladder. He served as CEO for three years, leaving in 1997 with a
“golden parachute” worth $1.35 million. We spoke with Abrew about his
steady ascent to the top:
Hiring managers are using structured role-playing more than ever.
Jerry Colangelo, owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, runs businesses that employ more than 5,000 people. His employees have ranged from basketball stars such as Charles Barkley to part-timers at ballpark concession stands. We spoke with Colangelo about his management philosophy and the lessons he has learned after 33 years in the business of pro sports.
Enforce a policy that all e-mail at work must relate to relevant business communication.
Q. I find that co-workers and even a few bosses are forming a negative
perception of my abilities, after a period when they seemed perfectly
happy with my contribution.
Your employees look to you to set ground rules on effective communication.
Your secretary has started behaving strangely. You think she might be jealous of your recent promotion, but how do you get her back on track?
An informal survey of Working Smart readers indicates that even the hardest workers with the best attitudes get tripped up by two poor work habits.
Public relations usually applies to companies looking for good
publicity. But you can borrow the same techniques to increase your
visibility at work and trumpet your success.
Vocal emphasis is one of the most overlooked aspects of clear communication.