Workplace communication is ever changing in the digital age. It is a necessary component of the workplace but still needs some guidelines for proper use. There is a fine line between providing an atmosphere that promotes employee unity with communications hat can become unprofessional, especially with emojis and GIFs. There are even apps available that can help. Although the technology is there, you need to know how to use it as well as when to do face to face as well.
- In the early days of electronic communications like email, people were often advised to avoid trying to inject emotion that could be misunderstood.
- A generation of email and text users have learned how to use and interpret emoticons and other replacements for body language.
- Open communication encourages efficient and well received exchanges of information, which drives both relationships and productivity.
“Instant communication has other benefits as well. It breaks down hierarchal boundaries”