7 Tips for Communicating Ideas at Work

Photo by Polina Zimmerman on Pexels.com

Some of this is me, but most of it is advice I’ve received. All of it is really, really good.

  • Never take anything personally. You are part of the organization; it is not about you.
  • Line up your suggestions with the priorities of leadership. Work with your supervisor to make sure you are tracking with the kind of support that is needed.
  • Before you send that email, ask first if the support would be helpful.
  • Build up your social capital at work by participating in cross-team initiatives. Show your support for the community first, don’t just jump in randomly out of nowhere.
  • Remember that people don’t like it when someone hogs the spotlight.
  • In an organization, it is far better to come in with a plan to get others on board and let them own portions of the work.
  • If at all possible, deliver a practical and repeatable process along with the concept.

By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.