Talking the Talk

by Jan 16, 2020

Today we’ll be talking about the DOs and DON’Ts of workplace communications. Whether it’s via email, on the phone, or face to face, there are ways to best navigate both conflicts and moments of celebration. Follow our tips below and you’re sure to be a communication champion!


DO be direct. We’ve mentioned before that your boss isn’t a mindreader. Your colleagues aren’t either! If one of your co-workers is doing something small that bothers you–leaving dirty mugs all over shared spaces, for example–being passive aggressive is not the way to go. Instead, politely and directly ask them for the change that you need in order to better complete your own work. This will keep tiny issues from turning into huge arguments.

And DO make sure you’re thanking your co-workers and bosses when someone has done something to help you. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re giving praise when and where praise is due. To reiterate a DON’T from our Tuesday blog, you never want to complain about or insult anyone working alongside you. By keeping your communications positive and expressing gratitude, your employers and colleagues will view you as someone with great energy who is truly a team player, someone who understands the organization well enough to understand where they fit into the bigger picture–and someone indispensable to the company’s functioning.


Keep in mind another popular saying: there is no “I” in team. Remember that in being direct to address minor workplace issues as well as appropriately thanking and praising those around you, your ultimate goal is to create a productive environment for everyone. Visit our blog again tomorrow to close out the week with our Feel Good Friday offerings on even more things to definitely do while working.


Image retrieved from Pixabay under the public domain.

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