Communication in the workplace can be different than communicating with friends or family. It tends to be more formal, clear, concise, and aimed at achieving specific goals. Workplace communication often involves various channels, such as email, chat apps such as Slack or Google Chat, virtual or in-person meetings, and across project management tools. The use of appropriate etiquette and respectful language is essential to foster a positive work environment and best represent yourself at your workplace.
There are different workplace communication styles. Some styles are more common in some cultures than others, and this is often reflective of the leadership of the company or organization. It’s also important to be aware of your own communication preferences and to advocate for your needs and preferred communication styles when necessary.