Essay about Workplace Literacy and Effective Communication

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Recently, there has been a poorly written communication in the workplace, which has led to some hurt feelings, lower morale and possible loss of business. As a corporation, we have worked very hard to maintain the synergy thoughout our work environment. These latest events are starting to compromise multiple aspects of our company. First, we are loosing control and perspective of our colleagues. Camaraderie and atmosphere are suffering, placing us in jeopardy of destroying our active policies and their integrity. We must also be careful not to take these events lightly, jeopardizing our nucleus and strong core structure of talented workers. Workplace literacy and effective communication have long been increasingly important skills …show more content…
Furthermore, it is the obligation of the worker to maintain this level of competence in every situation where communication is required.
With the requirement for every employee to write more effectively, improved skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. One main reason is the advancement of the telecommunications and email system with non-quantifiable millions of employees utilizing this system on an everyday basis. This has become a self-imposed crutch for many to become careless in their written thoroughness. Email was conceived to be a tool to communicate and must contain tangible information. Communication in this method must be clear and concise, and the author should take care not to muddle the message. Dawn Josephson, president of Cameo Publications, states “If you send out a sales letter that is filled with errors, you’re losing credibility. You send the image that your company is careless” (cited in Tyler, 2003, 87). Therefore, an indicator potentially leading to a loss of business and previously cited low morale.
Establishing and maintaining credibility is not the only reason for effective communication and in our attempt to clarify this need; the question arises as to what the consequences for ineffective communication are. The Salt Lake Tribune (2000) makes mention that management experts say producing sloppy, poorly written work can be a career killer,
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