Communication in the Workplace

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Communication in the Workplace:

Communication in the Workplace By: Garrett Morris

What is Communication:

What is Communication Communication can take the form of verbal, written, facial expressions and body language Workplace communication varies depending on type of work, setting and who is communicating However, there are a few set rules for all communication

Rules to Follow for Verbal:

Rules to Follow for Verbal Make eye contact Be friendly Speak using words and phrases they would understand Stand up straight and smile Make sure both parties are on the same page

Written Communication:

Written Communication Use plain English in all newsletters, memos, posters, emails and documents Clearly state your purpose and use short to-the-point paragraphs Include a title so the reader knows what the information will be about

Facial Expressions and Body Language:

Facial Expressions and Body Language Make sure to stand straight and look the person in the eyes-this shows you are interested in what they are saying Don’t stand too close or too far Smile, be polite and be attentive- this is a professional setting

Keep it Professional :

Keep it Professional Avoid gossiping and sharing personal information in the workplace Try to keep work and home life separated-this will allow you to focus on work and not distract yourself or others

Communication Skills:

Communication Skills Speak carefully and slowly so everyone can listen and understand you Avoid using slang Speak clearly Engage your listeners Ask their opinions when appropriate

Think About This:

Think About This How do you talk to people in your professional environment? How do your communication skills differ at home and at school/work? Think before you speak and be aware of your surroundings

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