The interviewer would like to know if you are accustomed to working in a highly communicative environment or if you are more used to a work environment where everyone keeps their thoughts to themselves until mistakes are made. If your most recent role was not a highly communicative environment, discuss positions further in the past. Avoid speaking poorly of the communication in your most recent role. If the situation was not ideal, you could say just that. Show that you fully understand the repercussions of poor communication.
"In my previous role, healthy communication was required to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods, and our management required that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are powerful."
"I am an executive assistant to the CEO and CFO of my company. If I do not communicate properly, clients leave, and deals can fall through. Strong communication is vital in my role."
"Excellent communication is key to everything when it comes to dealing with others. Communication style can make or break deals with anyone. I leverage communication skills to enhance relationships with my team wherever possible."
"We used a lot of communication apps to encourage a strong level of communication between teams. We worked on a lot of big projects where communication was the one factor that could make or break a successful campaign."
"There is not a strong level of communication in my current workplace. This reality is part of the reason why I am seeking new employment. I highly value clear communication. Do you encourage strong communication between retail locations here?"
"Communication is always important if you want your business to be successful. Lack of communication can decrease morale, upset customers, and cause conflict with vendors. The organization which I currently work offers excellent communication strategies, and I have learned a lot from those."
"As a teacher, communication is incredibly important. I would never compromise communication between the faculty, student body, or their parents."
"In my previous role, healthy communication was required in order to protect the safety of our employees. We transported dangerous goods and it was required by our management that we all take specific workshops on communication and documentation. Because of this, my communication skills are exceptionally strong."