4Tips for Common Problems in Workplace Communication
1.Whatever you do in the interview, don't lie and ramble
Daniel Space, a human resources consultant, said that if you can’t draw from personal experience to answer a question, it’s alright to say something like, “I haven’t been placed in that situation specifically yet, but here’s how I think I would handle it.”The biggest mistake he sees is when candidates attempt to lie instead of acknowledging what they don’t know.
Minewhile,Rambling is the worst mistake a job candidate can make when they don’t know how to answer, according to Mary AbbaJay, president of the leadership development consultancy Careerstone Group.
"They think if they talk long enough ... people will think they are answering the questions. Don’t do that,” she said. “When you are rambling, it shows you are a poor communicator.”
Lawrese Brown, the founder of C-Track Training, a workplace education company, pointed out that not all interview questions are clearly worded and it reflects better on you to ask for clarification when you need it.
"It demonstrates a confidence and assertiveness to say, ‘Hey, can you clarify? ... Because I want to share the right insights with you, I want to share the most relevant information,’” she said.
Asking for the question to be repeated might also buy you time to think of an answer, Abbajay added.
2.Don’t give up and just say “I don’t know,” either. Advocate for the person you arewhen you're interviewed.
It’s OK to admit you have not yet acquired a specific skill or faced a certain problem, said Tejal Wagadia, a recruiter for a major tech company. But don’t just say “I don’t know” when you are stumped. Saying something like, “I don’t know that yet, but I’m willing to learn that skillset,” shows your willingness to learn new things, Wagadia said.
“Redirect your answer and share how the skills you’ve gained in another capacity have prepared for the target opportunity,” said Ashley Watkins, a job search coach.
3.Self mockery is wiser
In the workplace, a person who knows how to laugh at himself shows that he is a humorous and confident person. No one is perfect. Everyone has his own shortcomings, and they can live more easily in the face of shortcomings. Of course, there is no need to deliberately laugh at yourself.
People who are good at self mockery are often more popular than those who are arrogant and pretend to be. When we are good at self mockery, we often know how to accept the imperfections of ourselves and others.
4.Take responsibility for saying that
Speaking is the most commonly used and widely used tool in life, work, communication and exchange. Therefore, we must pay attention to our words. When you say something, you must make decisions for it. Do what you say, and don't contradict. Everyone hates to turn around.
What you promise others orally must be done and done well.
When people describe people with low reputation, they always say: That person is not even good at farting. What's more, it doesn't matter what you say or what you sign. But people without credit like this don't have friends and can't do anything. There is a traditional saying in China that is "gentlemen's agreement". That is to say, if you say it orally, you must implement it. It is the same effect as signing a letter. You must also implement it well and do it in place