Questions tagged [communication]

Questions about addressing difficult or complicated communication issues in the workplace. Communication in the workplace may take place in many forms (email, phone, face-to-face, IM) and between a variety of parties (coworkers, managers, reports, clients).

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Responding to emails with CC recipients

If I get an email from a head manager in the company, and other managers are referenced in the CC section, should I respond to everyone? Or do I add those other emails in the BCC/CC spots too?
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How to improve non-verbal communication in the workplace

I want to greatly improve my non-verbal communication in my workplace. From Wikipedia: "Speech contains nonverbal elements known as paralanguage, including voice quality, rate, pitch, volume, and ...
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Balance between quiet workplace and necessary discussion

We are having some strain in the team due to the level of noise in the office. Background: We share a single office with a team of six software developers. We generally have a good team atmosphere, ...
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How should I communicate technical changes to a non-technical manager?

I maintain software A, B, C and database D and E. Database D and E are used internally by software A, B and C. I am often get asked by my manager to put xyz functionality in software A/B/C. She does ...
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Automatically measure effectiveness of communication in a virtual office?

I've seen articles on passively measuring and optimizing professional communication that appear to lead me to believe that such systems are both of value, and that people are okay with them being in ...
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How do I help a non-technical boss understand my work?

My boss is a journalist, and I am a web developer. He thinks I am late on the project, and he doesn't appreciate the effort I have spent. He wants quick and complete service. He is not easy to ...
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What are some good resources for improving communication skills?

I am not as good at communicating with others as I'd like to be. I'm sure many other software geeks and introverts have some difficulty here. Are there any good resources out there? Either blogs or ...
24 votes
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How can I talk to my boss one-on-one with confidence?

I am quite confident at work and with the work I do, and have a good relationship with my boss in the office. But when it comes to one-on-one meetings in which I present my plans and strategies for ...
72 votes
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How should I approach a co-worker on matters of personal hygiene?

It's a rather delicate issue that I had to deal with once or twice in the past, and can't really say I handled it effectively. I'm a bit crude, and socially awkward and would pretty much prefer to ...
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What do I take from a "demotion" that doesn't change my title or pay?

After getting a customer complaint (the only one I had in two and a half years), I was promptly "demoted." The upper management kept referring to it as a "demotion" and it kind of was since they were ...
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17 votes
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How do you criticize/give feedback someone's work without demotivating them?

How do you criticize/give feedback someone's work without demotivating them? If you need to review someone's work, how do you prevent demotivating them when they did a bad job?
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How could I maintain a flex agreement when my boss moves on?

When I hired with the company I'm with right now, I negotiated a flex agreement, saying that every other Friday I'd have off. I have the email in which that was agreed to, and everybody's been happy ...
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