have foot-in-mouth moments when we say something inappropriate to a co-worker, supervisor
or boss. These slips are normal and inevitable. When they happen, it helps to
acknowledge them and apologize right away.
slips aside, with multiple lines of business communication at our disposal, it is
important to know what we can and cannot say at work. Over at Trump University, The Donald himself (via
advises that we should never say:
list compiled by Men's Health, a New York
Times article titled What Not to Say at the Office
adds these forbidden
As important as it is, being aware of what not to
say at work is just one side of the coin. The other side is being able to
communicate effectively with people we encounter on-the-job. You will find some
solid guidance is this Tech Republic
post on communicating with customers and co-workers. Among the tips offered is:
Beware of interrupting
Avoid negative questions
Fast Company also provides constructive pointers in
a post on Making Communication Work, including the stand out: Respect others' opinions.
try to think before I speak, how will what I say be perceived? Do you have some
workplace communication tips? Feel free to share them with us by posting a
comment or via email.
by Candie Harris
Say whatever you want about Donald, but he knows business. That's not my job is the most annoying phrase that can be uttered in a workplace. Communication always goes smoother when a positive attitude is behind it.
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