Effective Communication Methods in an Organization

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Effective Communication Methods in an Organization
by Mitchell Holt, Demand Media

Effective communication in the workplace improves employee morale and increases productivity. Office image by Yvonne Bogdanski from Fotolia.com
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Effective communication in an organization increases productivity, decreases employee turnover and improves office atmosphere. Whether a supervisor or regular employee at the organization, the better you communicate--as difficult as it might be at times--the better working relationships you'll have. Not everyone, however, comes from strong communication backgrounds, so it's important to bring new employees up to speed on important communication methods. After all, a few communicators in the workplace don't render the same results as 10 communicators in the workplace. Listening

In the business world, listening goes much farther than speaking and is undoubtedly the most important component of effective communication in an organization. When interacting with others, listening will help you avoid confusion, understand tasks more clearly and generate an overall positive connection with the person to whom you're speaking. Additionally, if you don't listen to people, they won't listen to you. Listening extends far beyond hearing and understanding words. It involves offering positive body language to speakers so they know you are listening. These signals include making eye contact, nodding in understanding or agreement, standing or sitting in a welcoming and approachable way, and not interrupting. All of these elements fall into the listening category because they serve to...
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