How to Communicate Well at Work

May 26th, 2015 | Resume | No Comments »

Now more than ever employers are looking for people who can blend into the office environment, who can get along with others, and who can communicate well and get things done. Are you a good employee? Would you be a good addition to a new team? Are you looking for a job but just can’t seem to be a fit anywhere? Have you ever wondered whether or not you might not have the right communication skills to be a positive addition to a team? The good news is that many journalists and researchers alike have investigated what it takes to be a good team player and what it means to communicate well at work. Here are some tips from U.S. News & World Report on how to communicate well at work, with insights from author of Great on the Job Jodi Glickman.

  1. Ask for help, ask questions when you don’t know how to do something
  2. Say good morning and mean it; engage with your coworkers
  3. Say goodbye — same as good morning. Mean it. Connect with your coworkers
  4. Request feedback; ask for people to tell you what you’re doing well and what your aren’t
  5. Keep the door open; be open to ideas and conversations with other members of your team at work

You might think you are already doing these things, but really evaluate your day-to-day at work and see if you and your coworkers are communicating effectively. Are you saying hello and meaning it? Are you allowing your team members to reach out to you with feedback? Are you asking for help when you need it? You might think you are doing these things, but make an effort to do them more often and to incorporate the tips above into your daily routine at work if you aren’t already making these things a habit.