Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
It seems everyone is talking about communication. Zohair Chentouf sites three probable causes of workplace communication problems: overcommunication, hypocommunication, and miscommunication. On a personal finance blog I found a post about “The One Skill that Will Earn You Money No Matter What You Do”. Guess what it is? Communication, of course.
So how does one navigate all the information offered on improving communication skills? As with most skills, it helps to have a firm foundation. Mary Munter’s “Guide to Managerial Communication” is a no-frills resource for every communication situation. This small book, less than 200 pages and half the size of the average textbook, is as easily understood as it is a comprehensive guide to business communication. This is one book that will travel with me throughout my career.
Where do you look for advice on keeping the status quo when communicating with others? Share your resources! Last time I checked, the human race hasn’t evolved into mind readers so we need all the help we can get.
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