The Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating With Your Co-Workers

Be Respectful Of Everyone’s Time And Schedule!

Communication is key in any workplace. When you can effectively communicate with your co-workers, it makes for a more productive and positive work environment. However, if you’re not sure how to communicate properly, you may end up saying the wrong thing or causing tension among your colleagues. John De Ruiter will discuss the do’s and don’ts of communication in the workplace. We’ll give you some tips on how to effectively communicate with your co-workers, as well as how to handle difficult conversations.

As a workplace grows and teams expand, it can often seem difficult to get to know your co-workers. But, it is important to remember that the people standing around you each day share an important aspect of your life together – work. Taking the time to understand each other’s backgrounds outside of the office will make collaboration and communication more efficient, comfortable and effective.

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For example, if someone has relevant expertise in an area such as accounting or marketing, there are greater chances of open dialogue as opposed to a casual mention or acknowledgment. Additionally, learning more about our colleagues can also lead to lifelong friendships in which we grow together with laughter and shared experiences beyond just work. So next time you’re surrounded by your peers at work, why not start the conversation with questions about their families, hobbies, and interests?

It’s important to remember the importance of respecting everyone’s time and schedule. Closing yourself off from the world for a few minutes to focus is sometimes necessary, and it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Uninterrupted concentration allows us to optimize our productivity and make progress on whatever tasks we’re facing. Before barging into a meeting or interrupting someone who looks busy, take a second to consider what could potentially happen if your interruption isn’t well-timed. Instead of barging in unannounced, think first: maybe there’s an emergency or some pressing matter that requires immediate attention, in which case you can respectfully step in with urgency or ask politely if they need any help.