Communication in a business environment
Business communication is information sharing between people within and outside an organization that is performed for the commercial benefit of the organization. It can also be defined as relaying of information within a business by it people.
Methods of communications
• Face to face
Face to face communication remains a key method of communicating in a business environment. An in-person conversation can improve understanding, help solidify a team and build trust between among co-workers. A face to face meeting also allows you to interpret body language and pick up on nonverbal cues during a conversation a particularly important skill when workers are involved in a group project that requires team effort and compromise.
• Email conversation
Email can be used to communicate quickly with one another or maybe even thousands of individuals in a variety of different locations and offer flexibility, convenience and low cost. It also provides an opportunity to hold a private conversation in a crowded office.
• Business meetings
Meetings continue to serve as an important method of communication in many organizations. Successful meetings those with an agenda, specific starting time and a specific ending time. Skilled facilitation and minutes to indicate who will be responsible for what after the meeting – are important elements that can guarantee communication success.
• Social media
Although social media is often considered a form of communication tool to be used with the public, many organizations are also using social media internally to communicate among specific groups that have shared interests. Facebook and other tools can be used quite effectively to establish bonds between employers who may work in dispersed locations because it offers not only the opportunity for innervation but the use of photos that can help create a more personal connection between employees who may not have had the opportunity to meet face to face.
Why is communication important
Communications is an important aspect of work in that it allows coordinated actions by all members of the organization. It reduces misunderstanding, facilitates tasks distribution enhances team word and camaraderie.
Workshop organizers use verbal communication to direct the activities for participants by providing clear instructions for group, facilitator ensures a positive development experience.