4 Tips for Becoming an Effective Communicator in the Workplace
If there is one thing I have learned from interacting with others in the workplace, it’s that effective communication brings peace. Learning to effectively communicate with your co-workers will make a world of difference for you and them. It’s essential for building relationships and workplace efficiency. Let’s take a look at four skills you can put into practice in the workplace:
Don’t rely on email communication all the time. Get up and interact with your co-worker face to face. This allows for development of rapport between co-workers, and cuts down on email clutter.
Have an onboarding process for new employees, such as a presentation, tour, and lunch. This will maximize employee engagement, clarify their role, and build a knowledge of the environment and culture right off the bat.
This one is crucial: learning to listen. One of the biggest issues that companies struggle with is poor internal communication. Good communication skills involve active listening. In the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, it says “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
Body language. It makes a huge impact on the people around you. Try to communicate with a positive physical presence and ensure that your body language is approachable. Smiling, keeping your arms uncrossed, and maintaining eye contact are a few examples.
Officevibe.com/blog “9 Ways to Improve Communication at Work”, Ali Robins
Inc.com “3 Ways to be a more effective communicator in the workplace”, University of Phoenix