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Communications viewed by an HR professional

Regardless of where and how you work, effective communication and collaboration is an important part of how things get done in your organization. When it works, you waste less time; you and your team are more productive. When it doesn’t, it’s harder to do quality work and achieve your goals as an employee. Read on for some ideas about things to consider in your workplace communication and collaboration!

Professional communication can be a challenge in any environment.

Standards you may feel are fine, may feel too informal to your colleagues. Additionally, we’re using an ever-growing body of collaboration tools—text messaging, video chats, emails, social media—to keep in touch with people near and far. When teams include members of different backgrounds, customs, experiences, geographic locations and languages, […]

By | 2018-03-09T10:13:33+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Are emoticons appropriate for professional contexts?

Are Emoji Out of Place in the Workplace?

Communicating at work used to be straightforward, but the rise of digital tools, from email to enterprise social networks, has added a degree of nuance to matters.

Using emoji in digital communications isn’t as neutral as one may think. These small digital images used in electronic communication may mean different things to different people, namely in a multicultural or international context.

Should we ban them or just be cautious whenever we use them professionally?

Non-verbal cues are difficult to convey in a digital message, so the emoji was born to help add meaning to words that could be taken in many ways. Nusrat Zareen of Majmaah University estimated in […]

By | 2018-01-22T18:29:40+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |