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11.17: Discussion: Communication in the Workplace

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  • Informational Systems has had a poor quarterly performance. You are meeting with the VP of Finance who is charged with communicating the results to employees. She explains to you her challenge to put together a communication that is honest about the numbers, but doesn’t crush company morale.

    Discussion Prompt

    With what you know about communication barriers, how could you be more effective in your personal communications? Is there a difference in communicating good news versus bad news?


    Share your opinions below and respond to two of your classmates’ thoughts.

    Criteria Not Evident Developing Exemplary Points
    Submit your initial response 0 pts
    No post made
    2 pts
    Post is either late or off-topic
    5 pts
    Post is made on time and is focused on the prompt
    5 pts
    Respond to at least two peers’ presentations 0 pts
    No response to peers
    2 pts
    Responded to only one peer
    5 pts
    Responded to two peers
    5 pts
    Total: 10 pts
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    • Discussion: Communication in the Workplace. Authored by: Robert Danielson. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution