• Alissa Davis

Better Communication in the Workplace – Part 1

Updated: Aug 6

To read the second part of this post please visit Better Communication In The Workplace – Part 2

The world is an information-driven society where communication determines how fast we learn. Cooperation and collaboration support our work together to complete tasks well, which can be crucial for success in a competitive environment today – but it’s not just about us as individuals! Our social resources also play into happiness at the workplace; when they’re strong relationships with others who care about each other will make all of life better (even if you’re not on duty).

We can brush it all off communication as too soft and fuzzy or embrace the new world where everyone is communicating. This will help us build an organization with both successes in business through effective teamwork and a suitable environment for employees to thrive within; some companies have already realized this truth about human nature while others are just starting their journey down that path.

Communication is seen as a ‘soft’ skill—because it’s not easily quantifiable. Compared to profits, losses, and even risk, communication has an intangible quality that makes them difficult for some people who lack the necessary skills or knowledge about how best to communicate their feelings effectively in different situations without being misunderstood by those around them.

The Importance of Communication in the Workplace

Communication in the workplace is an essential skill that can make or break your career. It’s one of those things you might not think about until it’s too late. Still, communication barriers will kill any chance at success with coworkers and lower productivity levels for companies! The importance comes from understanding how crucial good communication is—communication isn’t only limited to words on paper; instead, it’s ever-present throughout all forms of oral communications (such as meetings), electronic messages like emails), instant messenger chats). Every form counts when building relationships among coworkers, so every person feels valued by their peers, which helps foster collaboration while boosting morale too!

What are Workplace Communication Skills?

What are Workplace Communication Skills?

Workplace communication skills are the tools and techniques we use to effectively communicate in our professional environments, such as at work or during meetings. They can be broken down into verbal (spoken) communications and nonverbal ones like body language – it’s important not just to know what each one means but when you should utilize them too!

Some people may be better at talking than others, but all of us can use our voice in many ways to get messages across. Many people are aware that our body language can speak volumes too. For example, you may have heard the saying before, which states: “Non-verbal communication is more powerful than verbal.” In other words, we communicate without ever having to open our mouths! 

A person’s body language can give off many different messages and meanings depending on what they’re doing or feeling at that moment in time; even if you think someone is looking directly into your eyes, there may still exist plenty more going on behind those orbs which will affect how others perceive them!

The Ability to Deliver Information Effectively

In work settings where there are many different perspectives, the right mix of clarity and consensus is often difficult to achieve. Often we come into these situations with different beliefs and priorities, which create conflict instead of clarity on what needs to be done next according to our plan. An ideal situation would have everyone agree on a plan upfront about how they want things done, so there isn’t any confusion later down the line when deadlines loom overhead or important decisions need making.

Being Supportive

Empathy is the ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. It can be described in terms of feedback, validation, or mirroring what they say with an interpersonal level approach by relating our own experiences as if it were true for them too. 

Empathic people will often show empathy through telling stories about their clients’ lives that relate to themselves professionally, which creates understanding where there was once none before-

It’s easy to feel like we’re all alone in this struggle. But by empathizing with our colleagues, not only do you build better relationships but show that they are crucial to your success.

To read the second part of this post please visit Better Communication In The Workplace – Part 2

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