Essay Business Communication Trends

773 Words Jun 21st, 2011 4 Pages
Business communication is critical in day-to-day business. Without business communication, it would be very hard to be successful. In today’s business world, it is much easier to communicate to my leaders, co-workers, employees and business partners. With communication technology growing so strong over the last decade, it is nearly impossible to be “out of the loop” in the workplace. In fact, business can be conducted from virtually anywhere as long as the person has an internet connection. This paper will discuss the role business communication plays in my day-to-day work activities, trends in business communication in the workplace and the messages types that results from these trends. The most common way for me to manage my daily …show more content…
Webinars allow us to have an interactive classroom setting online and rather than a traditional classroom setting. This is a great way to reduce travel expenses required to conduct a training class. Since the economy began to struggle, we started using this as a method of training; and our employees have adapted to this new way of learning. Even when business picks back up, my company has decided to continue the use of webinars rather than resorting back to the traditional classroom style of training. Another recent trend I have noticed in the workplace is the increase in informal communication. I have worked for a few companies now that allow informal communication such as email to be leveraged as a tool to enhance business. For example, new projects and assignments start in an email form followed by a short meeting with my supervisor. It can be tough at times because emails can get lost in a piled inbox, yet it is inexcusable for a deadline to be missed due to email errors. The message type that results from the new trends in business communication is that companies are concerned about unproductive spending. I remember a time when travel expenses were always overlooked and employees were frustrated with their salaries; meanwhile, management was flying first class, eating at steakhouses and staying at four star hotels on a daily basis. The companies I have worked for seem to be more concerned about

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