Discussion: Communication in the Workplace

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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