Communication Challenges: Best Practices In Business Communication

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Best Practices in Business Communication Effective communication skills, techniques, and practices in the workplace are vital for organizational success; poor business communication practices often lead to poor business operations. Employees’ aptitude to demonstrate effective communication practices in a professional environment are necessary, and managers should promote worthy communications by ensuring employees are skilled and effective communicators (Timmins, 2011). Although there are numerous facets of business communication best practices, this paper will primarily focus on best practices - and the associated challenges - as they relate to workplace ethics and professionalism, intercultural communication and writing tips to consider …show more content…
A number of companies have enhanced their efforts to demonstrate diversity and inclusion as part of the organizational culture. In today’s diverse workplace environment, there is an increased requirement/need for managers and leaders to be able to identify and support the various cultural differences, views, and individual needs encountered in the workplace. In order to function efficiently, a diverse workplace environment demands that employees demonstrate a high regard for others. Furthermore, when communicating with individuals of different cultures, a key skillset for business professionals is to demonstrate the ability to write and speak clearly (CSU-Global, 2015b). The workplace environment and an employee’s cultural background and surroundings play a major role in how information is disseminated and construed. Organizations should be an advocate of cultural sensitivity and stress the importance of effective writing to include using bias free language when communicating and distributing information in the workplace (CSU-Global, …show more content…
Employees may sometime find it difficult to understand or interpret a company’s protocol for disseminating corporate data, or what is considered formal or informal information; sometimes the case when sending email messages. Furthermore, employees have become so dependent on email messages, that face-to-face or telephone communication appears to be obsolete. Regardless of the tools and techniques used, how information is disseminated is very important and the process can vary with each organization and by

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