Effective communication in the workplace
Effective communication in the workplace

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Effective communication in the workplace

Week 8: The future of communication in the workplace


Welcome to Week 8, the final week of this course. Last week, you explored some of the issues surrounding diversity and communication, and this week you’ll look at how technology has influenced the way we communicate and will continue to do so into the future.

Now watch Lynne Johnson’s final video of the course to hear more about what you’ll be learning this week.

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This week, you'll look to the future, exploring the positive impact of technology on our workplaces and looking at some of the challenges it can bring. You'll focus on remote communication and the impact that not being in the room can have on your sense of belonging to a team. But you'll also look at how technology can connect you with a much wider network through social media platforms, such as LinkedIn. In the future, we might all be working with virtual reality headsets on, and you'll consider what this might be like.
Finally, you'll have an opportunity to reflect on your own learning and development, and review your personal development plan. But the most important thing is to remember that putting into action what you've learned about communication can make a real difference to what you can achieve, how you're perceived, and the quality of your relationships. You decided to do this course for a reason, and I hope that you achieve your goal.
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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of working remotely
  • understand the potential benefits of a strong LinkedIn profile
  • recognise how virtual or augmented reality might impact on communication in the workplace.

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