Communication can help to facilitate work flows, relationship between you and your boss/colleagues. But do you really communicate effectively and appropriately in office? Here are five ways to ensure everything is out in the open: Be honest. Let your boss or co-workers know if you have troubles finishing the assigned tasks, or if you’ve made mistakes that can affect the company’s performance or even how you feel about the job. Trying to cover problems up will only make you ok in the short-run! Be aware of your appearance, tone of voices and style because they may have an effect on the relationship between you and your boss/colleagues. Speaking to people with bad attitude or aggressive behaviors might create an uncomfortable work force. Make sure your messages are clear, useful and humble to encourage respect and collaboration. Maintain eye contact. Look straight and pay attention to the person you are talking to and give effective answers/questions. Sometimes rephrase what he/she has said in order for him/her to know you really understand the point. Stay in touch with your communication line to solve problems before they really happen. In addition, working in team will require you to schedule regular progress reports for everyone to update and be responsible for the tasks. Notice your team once the deed is done to ensure all related person are satisfied. Get along with your co-workers’ non-verbal signs to control your behaviors/attitude properly. For instance, learn to stop asking questions when your boss starts checking his/her watch. That’s all. We hope these tips will help you effectively communicate in your office.