Business Communication Essentials, 8th Ed.
Chapter 1. Professional Communication in Today’s Digital, Social, Mobile World
"Fear of rejection is one of the reasons people avoid public speaking.
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"Workers aren’t always to blame for distractions.
"Sure, you’re out of your depth, but you can still make a great impact.
"From tidying your space to reading the news, there are a variety of ways to prep for the day.
"Here is a radically innovative way to look at time management: Go slower.
"So when you’re laboring under a certain degree of unavoidable stress, you need to make sure it’s the right amount to keep you plugging away, but not so overwhelming that your performance and productivity plummet.
"Instead of waiting for something outside yourself to rescue you from circumstance, take action to create the life you want.
"There is a lot going on in our minds when we take in a presentation, much of it beneath our layer of consciousness.
"Nowhere is technological advancement more evident than in communications.
"So, what are some of the trends taking place today that are used to improve communication at work?
"Nowadays, monotasking feels impossible.
According to Travis Bradberry (photo, left), "Self-awareness is a critical skill in the workplace.
Winston Hendrickson (photo, left), Vice-President of Products, Digital Imaging at Adobe reports.
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"In an email from Musk to Tesla employees published by Inc's Justin Bariso, Musk encourages employees to buck the traditional chain of command found in most companies, in which messages always flow through managers.
"Being a new entrepreneur is stressful, and that stress is compounded when you start realizing just how little time there is in a day.
Stephanie Vozza (photo, left) reports on the topic at FastCompany.
"Unsurprisingly, research shows that when employees perceive their workplace as more political, they are less engaged, less productive, and more likely to quit.
"Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis.
"When left unchecked, not only does rampant incivility make our days more tense, it also leads to a loss of focus, a loss of productivity, a deliberate slacking off among disgruntled employees, and even serious health problems.
"Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, we’re about to enter a new era for communications in the workplace," writes Pam Bednarczyk (photo, left).
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