Internal Communication

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Speaking up about something you think a superior is doing wrong is intimidating and risky. From calling attention to a serious violation to questioning a simple business practice, you have to weigh your situation to determine whether speaking up is the right thing to do.
Many teams are finding themselves saving email for longer correspondences or anything external. For other things, there’s Slack.
Your communications make an impression on others, so why not work to make those impressions positive? Here are some steps to consider when planning your communications.
Communication skills at work are essential if you want to have your ideas heard or have co-workers who are comfortable sharing ideas with you.
Life would be simpler if we all spoke the same language. Not only do many of us speak completely different languages based on culture, but we also speak different languages based on gender. Neither style is better than the other; they’re just different.

Alternatives to the email grind

December 1, 2016 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Here are a few team communication options other than Slack.
When we’re trying to convey a message, concept or lesson to co-workers, we tend to take the path of least resistance: typing a few words onto the screen and dashing off an email.
We’ve all had moments of peace and perfect working rhythm disrupted by the boom of a co-worker who always hits uncomfortable decibel levels—and not because of anger or excitement. Some people are just … loud.
Words can make or break your career. You may accidently say the wrong thing sometimes, but the bigger concern is words you use every day that hurt your career.

Quit doubting your decisions

February 25, 2016 Categorized in: Internal Communication

When people second-guess their decisions they hold up progress and make others question their leadership abilities, writes Carolyn O’Hara for Harvard Business Review. Here are four tips to avoid doubt in your decisions.

Dealing with workplace ambiguity

February 15, 2016 Categorized in: Internal Communication

Whether your manager isn’t clear about expec­­ta­­tions, or the organization’s mission hasn’t been articulated well, you may feel like you’re on uncertain footing.
To communicate effectively and ensure you’re heard, start by adopting a mindset that values diverse opinions and demonstrates you appreciate those that express opposing viewpoints, Booher advises. Sharing a variety of viewpoints doesn’t have to lead to conflict. Next, try to employ these communication tactics.
A new email extension called Crystal can help bring more empathy to your email conversations. The most important thing is adapting to other people’s written language, says Crystal founder Drew D’agostino.
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