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How to correct communication mistakes that spread workplace confusion

How to correct communication mistakes that spread workplace confusion

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The goal of effective communication in the workplace is to reach a mutual understanding. We want everyone on the same page so that we can move in the same direction.

When working from home, we can easily confuse being constantly connected to our colleagues with eff...

Assuming your listeners are aware of the same knowledge as you can lead to a communication breakdown.

A good strategy to avoiding assumption-based confusion is to ensure your message is straightforward and quantifiable. More information is better than less...

More communication is different from good communication. Before you hit "send" on a companywide email, consider what you are trying to achieve.

Knowing your goal can be helpful in choosing a suitable medium for communication. Before calling a meeting, ask ...

How we communicate comes down to tone. The way we say something matters. It sends messages about how we're feeling.

This is true for verbal and written communication. In writing, the tone is conveyed through language choice and formatting. Capitalised ...

Active listening is an essential part of communication. It does not mean agreeing with everything you're told.

Active listening includes respecting others' perspectives and avoiding judgmental language.

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