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.
In business writing, bullet points often replace regular old paragraphs, with good reason: Readers can scan them faster. Stick to these standards for using bullets effectively:
Here are six common communication mistakes that people—especially professional women—make in the workplace, according to communications consultant and Business Management Daily contributor, Colette Carlson:
Being an effective manager means confronting those “challenging” employees who, while typically good at their jobs, too often display unprofessional or downright obnoxious behavior. The best way to tackle such problems is to meet with employees right when you spot the problem behavior. Follow these guidelines, which have the side benefit of protecting the organization from employee claims that they weren’t treated fairly.
Is it “100” or “one hundred”? Know how to express a number in your business writing with these rules from Daily Writing Tips:
“A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours are wasted.” This old saying may be true in many cases, but it doesn’t have to be that way. A bit of preparation, discipline and solid follow-up can help you conduct more productive and focused meetings. Here are 11 guidelines.
It doesn’t help anyone if you say “yes” to every project while knowing you can’t possibly complete all the work. How can you set boundaries more assertively with your boss, without coming across as incapable or rude, when you're asked to take on yet another assignment? 7 tips:
Imagine you've just opened an email, and you see that it's four lengthy paragraphs. Do you read it? Scan it? Close it quickly? Try these guidelines for writing short, effective email.
In the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the rules of social engagement have shifted ever so slightly. A few tips on building rapport online:
Author and management expert Ken Blanchard meets the challenge of communicating strategy to 350 employees through a daily voice-mail message.
Conversations around your conference table may not be clear. PowerPoints may elicit blank stares every time but never change. Bottom line: Make yourself understood.