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Practical Applications for Workplace Communications with Computers - Chapter Summary
Use this helpful chapter to show employees the practical applications of workplace communications with computers. A few of the concepts covered include developing presentations for the workplace, evaluating research sources and identifying ineffective group communication. Whether your team members are located in one office building or in various locations, these mobile-friendly lessons can be used with your entire team at any time.
How It Helps
- Ensures smooth operations: Offices and teams will run more smoothly when emails are written effectively and groups communicate well.
- Improves writing skills: Lessons on the three-step writing process and and proofreading help employees create stronger, clearer and more professional writing.
- Builds communication skills: Your teams should be able to communicate more effectively both internally and with other parties after these concepts are mastered.
After your employees review these lessons, they should be able to:
- Demonstrate the three-step writing process
- Evaluate and find research sources
- Write effective workplace emails
- Detail what ineffective communication in a group looks like
- Define social media networking
- Deliver and develop successful workplace presentations
- Recognize negative messages in the workplace
- Proofread messages for accuracy, grammar, spelling and clarity
1. Practical Application: Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research
The quality of research sources varies, and the need for quality information also varies between projects. However, there are some surefire winners and losers when it comes to good sources.
2. Practical Application: Three Step Writing Process Infographic
This infographic will help you apply the three step writing process to your workplace writing. Here, we'll review the three step writing process and then consider how it can be applied.
3. Practical Application: Writing Effective Emails in the Workplace Checklist
It's important to write work emails in the right format so that others will take you seriously. It's also important to include the right information in your message. Use this checklist to help you as you write emails for work.
4. Practical Application: Identifying Ineffective Group Communication
Collaboration depends on effective communication. But not every team communicates well. What leads to ineffective communication and what can be done about it? These scenarios help you identify the factors.
5. Practical Application: Social Media Networking Checklist
Use this checklist for social media networking. Check off items to make sure each social media network is being utilized to its full potential. Also, check items to ensure proper use of each network.
6. Practical Application: Developing & Delivering Presentations in the Workplace Checklist
Presentations are one of the most common workplace communication methods. Bad presentations hurt a speaker's goals because the audience is lost, but a presentation that captures attention is a gold mine when it comes to influence.
7. Practical Application: Delivering Negative Messages in the Workplace
All managers will convey difficult information from time to time, but the right delivery method can change everything. Most people value painful transparency over feel-good deception.
8. Practical Application: Proofreading Messages for Spelling, Grammar, Accuracy & Clarity
How skilled are you with writing? Do you want to test your abilities? Here you will be given a chance to practice your proofreading skills by correcting a given text.
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Other chapters within the Workplace Communications with Computers: Skills Development & Training course
- Communicating in the Workplace
- Communication and Diversity
- Communicating in Groups
- Messages in Business Communication
- Planning to Communicate in the Workplace
- Developing Your Message in the Workplace
- Completing Your Message in the Workplace
- Using Visuals in Workplace Communication
- Communicating with Technology in the Workplace
- Business Reports and Proposals
- Resumes and Cover Letters