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How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?

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The interviewer would like to know that you lead by example when it comes to communication in the workplace. Breakdown of communication in a business setting can have dire effects on the profitability of an organization. This effect is why it is essential, as a leader, to understand that 'telling' and 'showing' are two very different things when it comes to proper communication. Give examples of how you put dialogue into action in the workplace.

How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
Admin

"I show my co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace simply from leading by example. I set the tone and expectations for how we should communicate by utilizing all forms of written, verbal and interpersonal communications to a tee."

Assistant Manager

"I show my co-workers the importance of communication through my willingness to ask questions if I do not understand the first time. I do not pretend to know something just to save face. By creating an environment where questions are encouraged, we have increased communication greatly, and have seen a healthier safety record as a result."

Basic

"I show my co-workers the importance of communication through my willingness to ask questions if I do not understand the first time. I do not pretend to know something just to save face. By creating an environment where questions are encouraged, we have increased communication greatly, and have seen a healthier safety record as a result."

Manager

"I show the importance of communication through a team building exercise that I like to use, whenever possible. Some of my favorite team building exercises include taking my team out for lunches, holding office trivia, and creating physical goal-setting roadmaps."

Retail

"Many customer service issues stem from poor communication. When we have a customer dispute, I work with my team to explore other alternatives. We often role play and discuss ways that we could have reacted better. This practice has greatly improved our customer reviews."

Sales

"As a sales professional, our inter-office communication means more sales and happier clients. The analytics don't lie! I encourage my team to communicate even the details that seem minute. These details can help us to upsell or gain further insight into our clients' current pain points."

Teacher

"When we communicate the needs and struggles of our students, between teachers, it helps everyone to be more successful. I am sure to always fill my faculty in on students who may be struggling with a particular subject. We can then gather to make a game plan that benefits the student."

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How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?
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I communicate with my superior's very well I think communication is the best thing.
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I am a great communicator, therefore, I communicate well with my superiors.
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Great! I have an awesome group of people that I work with!
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Use respect, courtesy and with a positive attitude.
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I like written communication and then follow up with verbal communication. That way I keep truck of the issues when they need to be followed up.
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Communicate well with my them effective communication.
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Communications is essential in this line of and superio4are key players and like to maintain that to ensure instructions and assessments are carried out timely and accurately.
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Very well. I have been fortunate to have had relationships with my superiors that were very open. I have always been able to speak my mind and offer my opinions even if they differed from theirs. I have always striven for working relationships founded on mutual respect and consideration.
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I communicate well with superiors. I'm always interested in keeping them in the loop and even gleaning ideas from them. Running ideas by them and getting their opinion about certain topics is very important to me.
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I believe that I communicate very well with my superiors. I typically meet with my boss when I get to work and go over priorities and any other tasks that need to be done for the day. At the end of the day I meet with my boss, or email about the progress that was made that day or where we are at with certain work items.
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I communicate very well with my superiors. I am one of a few employees that my superiors come to for assistance for many tasks big and small. In addition my superiors trust my judgement and often ask me what I think should be done about different things.
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I communicate very well with my superiors, I have a lot of respect for them and it shows in how I communicate. I address them by title and approach them with respect. I share needed information on a regular basis with my superiors.

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