Effective communication is a fundamental element of a well-functioning workplace yet most of us run around the workplace practicing the communication skills we learned at home or in our social circles. The good news is that there are some practical things we can do immediately to improve how we communicate in the workplace so we can avoid some of the ongoing conflict and misunderstandings that can sap our energy and productivity. Leaders and employees at every level benefit from practicing effective communication skills because it takes less time to get more done when we know how to communicate well. Think of the following ideas when you communicate with your employees and co-workers.
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