Communication is so integral to the health of any workplace. Regardless of your profession, if there isn’t clear communication between a foreman and their worker, a surgeon and their nurse, or a project manager and their developer, there’s going to be issues.
I recently came across a Bustle article that outlines 13 different ways you can increase your communication skills at work, and I think all 13 are worth showcasing here. Some of these are SO SIMPLE! But that’s the point – they may be simple, but are you putting these skills into action every single day in your job?
Here’s a quick glimpse at their list:
- Learn to listen.
- Ask powerful questions.
- Ask for what you need.
- Slow down when you communicate.
- Really know your audience.
- Be thoughtful.
- Consider others’ work habits.
- Learn to focus on the conversation and don’t get distracted.
- Be mindful of your message delivery.
- Be straightforward with your message.
- Write your email first before including the recipient’s address in.
- Be mindful of your nonverbal communication.
- Try to not let your emotions get in the way.
I recommend you check out the insight provided on each tip over at the article.
Which tip stands out most to you?