Fundamentals of Effective Communication in the Workplace

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| Fundamentals of Effective Communication in the Workplace Kenneth McDonald Mr. Ebanks February 9, 2014 | Effective communication skills are essential in the workplace. Some businesses invest in training their employees on how to effectively communicate, because effective communication skills go beyond conversations. Employees must know how to express business issues effectively when writing reports and emails. Understanding the benefits of effective communication helps businesses to develop a workforce that is able to communicate effectively with coworkers, customers, and suppliers and increase productivity. Eight years ago I worked for a company named Brother’s Lawn Care, I was the assistant manager and was given the task to assist the GM Michael Powell on running the business.Once he hired me for the position he told me, “If at any time you feel we can do something better to benefit and help this company, you must not waste any time to tell me.” From that day the quote stuck with me the next three years I worked for the company. It was a small family business and I was only eighteen at the time with no experience, but I was business savvy. Communication was my strong suit and I planned on capitalizing on every opportunity that came about. My first week on the job I met all six employers, the accountant, as well as Mr. Powell. Mr. Powell held a brief face to face to meeting in his house located in McDonough, GA. I got a good look at his equipment that he used on his assignments. I noticed an upgrade was needed so productivity can increase and more revenue can start generating
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