Business Communication Today, 14th Ed.
Chapter 2. Collaboration, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Etiquette
"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.
Michele Knight reports at Dataversity.
"So, what are some of the trends taking place today that are used to improve communication at work?
"Consider the concept of “Genchi Genbutsu,” a cornerstone of the Toyota Production System.
John Brandon (photo, left) of Inc.
"Nowadays, monotasking feels impossible.
According to Travis Bradberry (photo, left), "Self-awareness is a critical skill in the workplace.
"What leader wouldn't want a team filled with these high-performing folks?
"The world is full of well-meaning people, and unfortunately, terrible advice.
"With excellent perks, great pay and benefits, and high job satisfaction, employees at the 50 best companies to work for in America seem to have a good thing going," says Rachel Gillett (photo, left).
"National Punctuation Day is celebrated every year in the US on September 24," declares Lucy Yang (photo, left).
Winston Hendrickson (photo, left), Vice-President of Products, Digital Imaging at Adobe reports.
"I like to ask questions and listen.
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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.
Kat Boogaard (photo, left) reports on the topic at TheMuse.
"Learn to communicate your needs with more firmness and less fear.