Communication in the Workplace

  How to Communicate in the Workplace Communication in the workplace should occur in a way that responds positively to individual differences. Consider the following: ·          Value all individuals and treat them with respect, courtesy and sensitivity. ·          Recognize cultural differences. ·          Communicate in a way to develop and maintain positive relationships, trust and confidence. ·          Make an effort to use basic strategies to overcome communication barriers.   The way that you communicate impacts your ability to get along with people and get the things that you want/need done. Communication, whether verbal, written or visual can be expressed in positive and negative ways. Individuals need to take feedback from how others interpret or perceive how they are communicating. Sometimes we can be perceived as aggressive even though it is not intended. When Verbally Communicating:   •          Speak clearly and listen carefully to ensure informati

Preventing Workplace Gossip

 Many organizations take pride in their company culture. A strong company culture can help with efforts such as productivity, retention and recruiting—which can have a substantial impact on the bottom line of an organization. But when employees feel that their leadership isn’t communicating transparently, that strong culture may be at risk.   Gossip can influence company culture, as well as employee morale. Ideally, employees are focused on making contributions, rather than worrying about broader changes that are out of their control. Unfortunately, if rumors about furloughs, layoffs other events are inaccurately spread, many employees may become worried beyond necessity. Ultimately, gossip can damage positive employee morale and lead to employees feeling insecure.   Preventing Workplace Gossip  Employers may find that they can prevent gossip through thoughtful and proactive employee relations. Effective communications can help address concerns, reducing the need for employees to sprea