Poor communication skills — from phones to texting to emails— can ruin you professionally. “Communicating well—with clarity, precision and effectiveness—especially in a business setting, goes a long way towards supporting positive impressions, productive work among groups, and lasting relationships. On the other hand, abuse or ignorance of proper business communications etiquette can be severely damaging to your business, career and reputation,” reports Smart Marketing Solutions.
Just because messages zip across the airwaves faster these days, doesn’t mean you can be rude. “Poor communication in business whether written or oral, can obstruct the efficiency of your organization or a specific department,” reports The Houston Chronicle. “For instance, vague email messages that require clarification, documents that need rewriting due to errors, and uninformed presentations and speeches, can greatly affect the flow of work in the company.”
Listen up! Here are 15 tips on proper business communication etiquette.