Communication is a key point for any successful organization. Good communication skills are one of the top abilities that employers are looking for in new hires. Business communication consists of several different types of communication including; oral, nonverbal and written which are used to communicate to both internal and external audiences. Informal listening, speaking and working in groups are just as important as writing formal documents and giving formal oral presentations. Within any organization new hires will need to listen to others both to find out what to do, how to do it and to find out the values and culture within the organization. Business communication has proven to be trendy over the last thirty years with technology leading the way. Some of the other latest trends in business communication include; quality, entrepreneurship, teamwork, diversity, globalization and outsourcing, job flexibility and rapid rate of change.
Business communication plays a huge roll in my day to day activities at work.
As an owner and managing partner of a small business I am constantly using different forms of communication to either directly or indirectly communicate with my board of directors, staff, customers and suppliers. Approximately seventy percent of my day to day communication if of the nonverbal form and preformed through email. I use email as a method of nonverbal communication to communicate to my sales and operations manager on a daily basis. I also use email to communicate with my customers and suppliers. Email helps me manage my day to day activities and future activities such as upcoming meetings, events and other tasks.
I have seen several new trends in business communication just within the past 15 years. Technological advancements have and will continue to grow and embrace all forms of business communication. Technology has helped increase productivity and has allowed...