Exchanging information and ideas within an organization is called workplace communication. However, effective communication only occurs when a message is sent and received accurately. Of course, this is true in every aspect of life both professional and personal. But effective communication in the workplace is central to all business goals.
Most of us have had, at some point in our lives, a teacher, a professor, or a mentor who encouraged our participation in active discussion by uttering the ubiquitous phrase, “There are no stupid questions.” Then we grew up and started going to job interviews. In all seriousness, however, if you’re actively seeking employment chances are you’ve run into a few odd interview questions that put that old adage to the test.
Labor Day was, and is, our government’s way of saying “Thank You” to the people who keep the economy running, the laborers and employees who do the actual work. Many of us enjoy the extended weekend at the beginning of September while still receiving pay for the holiday. But the idea of thanking employees for their efforts, through perks, bonuses, and awards has a far greater impact on business success than this one weekend a year. In fact, such strategic recognition helps employees feel appreciated, remain engaged, become invested in the company’s goals.