Sharpen your communication skills for work – 2

(Yahoo.com) Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what your industry. Here are some tips to help you communicate better with co-workers and clients.

 

1. Check your grammar.

 

Be error free. Proofread and run a spell check on anything you type–be it an email, Tweet, or letter.

 

2. Keep criticism constructive.

 

Be generous with praise when a job is well-done and add in tips and for improvement for the not-so-perfect work. Criticism is a feedback. It is not supposed to be emotional or insulting.

 

 3. Restate what you hear.

 

Summarize the important points presented by your co-worker or boss to show you are listening and understand what you were told. A good way to clarify and clear any confusion

 

4. Get a little personal.

 

To have a comfortable working relationship, initiate chats on a few general, personal things outside their work life. But take care to not cross the line.

 

5. Never stop improving.

 

Effective communication is a skill you must practice, keep learning and improving.

 

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