How can I communicate better with my boss and coworkers?

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Last Updated: 06/21/2016 at 9:01am
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Top Rated Answers
Heev
September 17th, 2014 5:04am
Communication is a skill to learn,always respect everyone you make contact with, be honest, open and sincere in your daily activities with the boss and your co-workers.
LiLee
December 8th, 2014 1:54pm
Always trying to be clear on your messages, with politeness and confirming with them if they understood your message/position. Always formalize your communications to register them in case thereĀ“s a misunderstood in the future.
SpencerT
December 19th, 2014 6:06pm
Don't leave an issue for too long. Approach any situation professionally and positively - you aren't looking for a fight. Feedback is a mutual thing; it should be issued quickly to prevent further issues arising, and constructively provided to allow for an effective working relationship.
AustenB
October 14th, 2014 3:17am
Communication is a two way street, in order to communicate well will them you have to observe how they are communicating with you. A lot of the time, especially at work, we are worried about so many other things that we forget to actually take part in the conversation happening presently.
Uniqueg
October 23rd, 2014 9:19pm
Tell them how you feel, while still being professional, and maybe you guys can come to an understanding or resolution.
Gerry148
November 4th, 2014 4:51pm
Stop being afraid. Easier said than done but that's the best way. Understand that your boss is just another person. If you have a problem or any grievances, present them in a professional manner. Do not fall into your emotions.
EIB94
November 11th, 2014 3:48pm
Communication can be achieved in numerous ways from typing in all caps in an email to verbal face to face communication. I would ask the supervisor for some time to discuss some ideas on effective communication that would promote a healthier workplace. One effective method is to set aside time to discuss issues but with Rules of Engagement (ROE). This will help to guide a conversation to a logical and effective point. Further set up times for follow up to issues or questions that require more research and that cannot be answered in a 30 minute time frame.
Anonymous
December 23rd, 2014 1:54am
If you find common ground with your boss and coworkers it will open the gates to more effective communication. Always be open and honest with your boss and respectful to your coworkers, you will find common ground eventually.
Anonymous
December 27th, 2014 11:39pm
Try to see things from their perspective(s). That doesn't mean you need to agree, just listen to what they're saying and understand their needs.
Anonymous
January 3rd, 2015 10:23am
Be honest and direct, if you have a question - ask it. If you have a proble. - talk about it. Try to say only positive things about your coworkers and boss when they are not around. Try to figure out if you do not get along with a coworker is it a personality or actual work ethic issue.
Craftsman
February 9th, 2016 2:36am
Be clear in whatever you communicate. And put forth your point confidently and that will help you to communicate better.
Anonymous
February 22nd, 2016 11:25am
understand that everyone has responsibilities and and everyone is equal is step number one. dont think of yourself any higher or lower than them. dont be afraid to engage in conversation and sometimes fake empathy
Greatlistener87
June 21st, 2016 9:01am
Try hanging out with your bosses and coworkers every once in a while out of work. Like for lunch or dinner. Get to know each other better.