Reflecting on Spring ’22

Congratulations to all students on completing another semester!  The spring may not have been without its challenges, but students can now look forward to their summer plans, and graduates can celebrate their achievements while preparing for a memorable transition to the workplace.  We thought now would be the perfect time to reflect on the spring semester.  RCBC Communication Consultants each wrote a response to the following questions:

    • What were some highlights and challenges of this semester?
    • What can you look forward to in the summer and/or fall?

Communication Consultant, Julia Mancuso

Julia Mancuso (Finance, ’24)

Spring 2022 semester led to new highlights and challenges throughout the last few months. As the warm weather emerged and the mask mandate disappeared, it felt great to be back in the classroom and be with my peers. Additionally, taking more business core classes this semester led to new interests in addition to a challenging academic schedule that certainly tested my endurance. As a Finance major and Psychology minor, I was academically engaged taking a wide variety of classes for my interests.

This semester, I was able to assist in the implementation of the Women in Business conference in person, which was a true feat! It was rewarding to plan the conference in addition to attending the event as well. I had the opportunity to network with Lehigh professionals and women in business who spoke about their experiences in the ever-changing business world. I look forward to the Fall 2022 semester and am excited by the endless possibilities and opportunities that the future holds!

Communication Consultant, Grace KwonGrace Kwon (Finance, ’23)

One of the main highlights of this spring semester was definitely the warm weather. After months of cold and dark weather, it was really nice to see the sun these past couple of weeks. Also, due to the pandemic, I (along with many other juniors) have not experienced a full spring semester on campus, so now that I have almost experienced a full semester, I really enjoyed it and really liked seeing all the flowers bloom on campus.

Also, another highlight related to my academics is learning more about the finance field through my finance classes. Compared to last semester, I feel like I have definitely obtained more financial knowledge and learned more about topics that I was always interested in knowing more about. Although these courses were one of my highlights, classes, in general, were also one of my biggest challenges this semester. Due to my desire to perform well in all my classes, I found myself being stressed out and overwhelmed at times. However, I do think I have learned to better manage my stress and time during this semester.

For the next fall semester, I am most looking forward to being a senior! It feels like yesterday that I was a freshman in college, so becoming a senior is exciting, yet nerve-racking. I am also looking forward to creating more memories with my friends next semester, and having fun before we all graduate in the spring!

Communication Consultant, Xinyi CuiXinyi Cui (Accounting and BIS, ’22)

As a senior, I never expected to have so many events this semester, and to be honest, life after the pandemic has become much more colorful. At first, it was really an honor to have a big dinner with the Accounting professors and other Accounting students who share similar experiences at Lehigh. Also it’s great to try different mental health programs like plant therapy and the new Headspace app. Most importantly, graduation is coming and should be the most memorable part of my 2022 Spring!

Beyond graduation, I really look forward to a trip to Germany this summer to explore a different country and culture, as well as practice my language skills. It was hard to imagine that I would be able to extend my studies post-graduation in Germany, but now I’m really savoring this awesome opportunity! Meanwhile, since I’m graduating from Lehigh in May, I am starting a new chapter in the fall, and face a big change in my identity – from student to employee – which is both exciting and nerve-racking. Overall, I just want to say best wishes to all 2022 graduates!

Many thanks for a great spring semester to our readers and those who visited our center!  Feel free to share your own reflections in the comments below.

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Adapting and Thriving in AI Interviews

By Communication Consultant Julia Mancuso (Finance, ’24)

HireVueAdapting and Thriving in AI Interview is an online interview platform service that companies use to interview candidates for internships or full-time employment opportunities. Since the pandemic, companies adopted a hybrid approach, and HireVue has served as the perfect platform to deliver these online interviews to candidates.

When logging onto the platform (used best with Chrome or Firefox), you are prompted to test your computer software to make sure it is on the most up-to-date support system. There will be time to practice before starting the real interview, whether that includes checking your microphone and video, or running through practice prompts that employers will not see. 

So, what are some tips and tricks to tackle a Hirevue interview? If I could offer any advice, it would be to prepare! Know the company, know recent mergers and acquisitions, know what countries the company primarily operates in, in addition to any current events happening in the United States market.

After learning about the company, what do you say during the interview? What do you wear? During the interview, you want to connect both your professional and personal background to best fit the job description. Read over the job description before the interview and jot down keywords on a post-it note to stick to your computer or simply make a mental note. HireVue uses artificial intelligence that plays a huge role in the success of your interview. Artificial intelligence (AI) monitors the candidate’s eye contact, communication style, and poise, which is then translated into a numerical score from the video.

You should dress as professionally as if the interview is in person. Wear a business suit, and make sure that you have a plain background behind you, so that the video is highlighting you! Some companies specifically say that interviewers will be individually watching each recorded interview to give candidates a fair chance without any AI bias.

Overall, the flexibility of HireVue allows you the opportunity to be in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you – giving the best possible chance for a great interview. Like any candidate, talking to a computer screen can be a little awkward, but with practice and preparation many are able to perform with great success!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Common Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Full-Time Job

By Communication Consultant Xinyi Cui (Accounting and BIS, ’22)

Common Pitfalls in Full-Time JobAlthough you have prepared a lot before starting your first full-time job, is there anything you should try to avoid? As a rookie in a new environment, you wouldn’t want to do anything inappropriate or offend someone you don’t know well. Here are some common pitfalls to keep in mind: 

Avoid office politics or drama

It is not surprising that there’s the potential for a lot of gossip in the workplace. You may hear some complaints about someone in a casual chat, or learn about conflict or drama that happened in the office. However, it is recommended to stay away from those controversies to save time and energy. For example, when colleague A said something negative about colleague B, a good answer would be like “Sorry to hear that, hopefully you’ll figure it out soon. Is there anything I can help you with?”

Avoid isolating yourself

Some of us may be introverted and try to isolate ourselves to avoid relationship problems. But consider the “isolation expense.” According to Robert Greener who wrote The 48 Laws of Power, “Isolation exposes you to more dangers than it protects you from — it cuts you off from valuable information, it makes you conspicuous and an easy target. Better to circulate among people, find allies, mingle.” This suggests that we should network and socialize with our colleagues, and actively keep ourselves updated on workplace news, instead of being passive and the last person to get noticed. 

Avoid offending others

It is fortunate if you develop good relationships with all your co-workers and please all your bosses and supervisors. Unfortunately, this is not true in most cases – even though you always try to be kind and helpful, you may still offend someone by mistake. But you definitely need to be careful with important people who affect your future, avoiding any actions that can put you in an unfavorable light or even derail your intended career path. 

Avoid excessive chattiness

It is not a bad thing if you are communicative, but sometimes excessive chattiness can bring you trouble. As a result, it is suggested to do a quick reflection and answer the question: “Am I saying this because I just want to be heard or am I saying this because it needs to be said?” Obviously, the former is unnecessary and it’s better to avoid that. 

Avoid complaining too much

A lot of problems can arise in the workplace and may feel stressful, tedious, or annoying to deal with. There’s nothing wrong with bringing those problems to weekly meetings or directly to your supervisors. However, before doing that, it’s better to take an extra step and think from the audience’s point of view. Bosses or supervisors don’t want to hear unproductive complaints – instead they want to hear solutions and approaches to resolve the problem as soon as possible. So it is better to be prepared with the problem as well as its corresponding solution. 

Avoid being dogmatic

There are a lot of guides on preparing for full-time jobs, but we shouldn’t be dogmatic and rigidly adhere to all guides. Everyone should assess their own situation and risks, and be flexible with the solutions they choose. Remember: these are not strict rulebooks, just some common tips! 

I would highly recommend you read my previous article, Advice for Starting a Full-time Job, and have a look at some tips on what you can prepare. Also, feel free to email us or leave your comments!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Works Cited:

Vaiana, D. (2019, June 25). Starting a New Job or Internship? Here Are 10 Important Dos and Don’ts. Retrieved March 25, 2022, from College Info Geek website: 

Advice for Starting a Full-Time Job

By Communication Consultant Xinyi Cui (Accounting and BIS, ’22)

Prepare for your first jobAs a senior, I always ask the interviewer one question: “What are your expectations for new hires?” Some interviewers really love this type of question and they are happy to share advice with students to help them perform well when they start their jobs. Do you also have this question and are nervous about starting your full-time job? Here are some tips for preparing yourself for a full-time job! 

Take initiative and be proactive 

Companies love new hires because students that just graduated from college bring “new blood” and fresh ideas into the workplace. To meet this expectation, it is important to understand problems quickly and then suggest new approaches. Do not hesitate when you have new ideas because good supervisors appreciate employees’ assertiveness. However, it is important to make sure your thoughts are organized and easy to understand from the audience’s point of view. It is also suggested to take on additional responsibilities when you are not currently assigned any tasks. This action can show your desire to own responsibilities and learn new things. Try to avoid a logic trap of “this is not my job.”

Manage your time

Your working environment may be fast paced and overwhelming, so excellent time management skills are a necessity. Here are some helpful reminders:

  • Use sticky notes or apps to organize your tasks before starting the day.
  • Finish small tasks as soon as possible and use brief portions of time wisely, like responding to client emails in a timely manner.
  • Do not panic when you have multiple tasks – prioritize them and finish each one by one.
  • Never hesitate to ask for help from colleagues or supervisors; your team is there to support you.

Ask the right questions and listen

There are some common questions you need to ask in a company orientation or before you start your job. The answers to these questions help you better understand the workflow and avoid unproductive efforts in advance. These questions can also leave a good impression with your coworkers as you demonstrate your ambition to improve upon your predecessors. 

  • How can I best use my time here?
  • Who should I reach out to for questions and concerns?
  • Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid? What mistakes did previous employees make?
  • Where can I improve?
  • When you were in this position, what did you learn? 

Manage your emotions

It is natural to feel nervous, excited, anxious, or tense when first entering the workplace because we all want to outperform in our first job and avoid any embarrassing mistakes. However, these tendencies can lead to panic and perfectionism, whereas Murphy’s law states, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Strong emotions do tend to increase the probability of mistakes. You may feel that you are at center stage, but this is an illusion – where, in fact, others are worried about their own tasks and deadlines. So it’s better to take a deep breath and relax. There are some good practices you can use to manage your emotions, like meditation, yoga and regular exercise. Stay calm and always remember that mistakes are perfect learning opportunities! 

Research your company 

Although you are not expected to know everything about the company before your start date, it doesn’t hurt to do research on the work environment. Some possible research topics are dress code, company structure, and so forth. Resources can be found on your company’s website, blog posts, press releases, social media platforms, and most importantly from current or previous employees and interns. Lehigh has a large alumni network so you should never hesitate to contact alumni who are working or have worked at your company – they would love to help! 

Develop a career strategy

Just like your business college curriculum, it is suggested to develop a career roadmap when starting your first job. You can ask for advice from your mentors or other employees in the company, and then plan your future with the following questions: 

  • What is your five year goal?
  • Where do you want to be at this time next year? 
  • How can you accomplish your short-term goal in the following months? 
    • What are some actions you can take or avoid?
  • How can you build up your network? What kind of social events can you attend? 
  • Have you met your goals and accomplished your plans? 

An appropriate plan will keep you committed to your goals and improve your career decision-making. Also don’t forget to regularly assess your progress so you stay on track, either independently or with someone like a mentor, friend, or coworker. 

What are your thoughts about these tips? Do you have any questions or suggestions about starting your first job? You are welcome to email us or leave your comments!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Works Cited:

Vaiana, D. (2019, June 25). Starting a New Job or Internship? Here Are 10 Important Dos and Don’ts. Retrieved March 25, 2022, from College Info Geek website:

Internships: Communication is Key

By Communication Consultant Grace Kwon (Finance, ’23)

Internships: Communication is KeyWith summer slowly approaching, students are getting ready to take on a new and exciting opportunity—a summer internship. Before starting an internship, it is important to keep in mind certain fundamentals, such as how to develop good communication with colleagues—whether in-person or online. Here are some ways that students can effectively communicate with workplace peers:

1. Communicate kindly and respectfully

Make sure to communicate with your co-workers and manager in a respectful and kind manner. Use a friendly tone when speaking and communicating with others, as this will promote positive relationships. A respectful environment where everyone speaks nicely and kindly will reduce workplace stress and problems, and also improve teamwork.

2. Speak to the individual in-person/face-to-face as much as possible

If your internship is in-person for this upcoming summer, it is recommended to speak with your manager and fellow colleagues face-to-face as much as possible. Typically, meeting with someone in-person and discussing the issues firsthand is more efficient than simply texting or emailing. Additionally, speaking face-to-face with your manager or colleague will allow you to strengthen your relationship with them and gain their trust, which is essential in a workplace environment.

3. Ask for feedback

Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from your fellow peers or boss! By asking for feedback, you can know what you do well, what you struggle with, and what you can improve upon; this will help you grow as a professional in the workplace. Especially when you are first starting off at an internship, it is crucial that you constantly ask about your progress, and view all feedback as an opportunity to grow. If your manager does not directly give you feedback, then you could always ask them directly.

4. Ask questions

Like asking for feedback, don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you are confused on how to complete a certain task, then ask questions on how to correctly complete it, as this is better than incorrectly doing the task without assistance. As an intern, your main duty is to learn through this internship, and one of the ways you will improve yourself in the workplace is to ask the right and relevant questions.

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

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Networking with Women in Business

By Communication Consultant Julia Mancuso (Finance, ’24)

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Saks, Ryan (2022)

Alita Friedman spoke of her success in the business world combatting a global pandemic at Lehigh’s Women in Business Conference, The Power of You: Creating and Defining Your Path. As Vice President of Community Engagement, I was tasked with working with the Women in Business Executive Board for the implementation of the Conference. The event took place on Mountain Top Building C on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00am-3:00pm. The agenda for the conference included a networking breakfast, panel discussions, workshops, and a keynote address featuring Alita Friedman.

As women in business, this networking event provided the ability for Lehigh students to network with Lehigh alumni in various sectors of the financial services industry. When asked about the event, sophomore Grace Rosevear ‘24 reflected, “This experience provided me the opportunity to network with Lehigh alum and learn more about the various opportunities in each of the companies. The conference made me more motivated to get involved.”  Speaking with other students, freshman Jordana Weiner ‘25 said, “I really enjoyed the opportunity to network with great alumni and start furthering my professional goals.”

This event provided the opportunity for Lehigh students to network with a wide variety of firms. Down the hallways of Building C, conference sponsors lined up and presented students with merchandise in addition to tips and tricks as they navigate the recruiting process. This conference targeted a wide range of students and highlighted the many benefits of seeking opportunities at an early stage of your career. This conference provided Lehigh students with the opportunity to dive deeper into their business interests and network with both Lehigh alumni and business companies.

I personally appreciated how this conference embodied the firm ideals of strong women embracing their education and personal background. Since the speakers at the Conference were women, this provided a foundational base for the core behind Lehigh’s Women in Business group. Tackling a global pandemic in the last two years, the speakers affirmed the courage and strength it takes to combat these challenges, evidencing strong confidence, resilience, and authenticity.

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Saks, Ryan (2022)

Whether you value solidarity in the midst of a continuing pandemic, or advancing your professional interests, it is never too early to start networking with like-minded professionals. If nerves are holding you back, we invite you to practice pitching yourself with an RCBC Communication Consultant.  We are peer tutors who can meet you wherever you are in your networking journey.


Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

By Communication Consultant Ross Bell (Management Consulting, ’23)

Perfecting Your Elevator PitchWhether you’re preparing for an interview or attending a networking event, you should be prepared with an elevator pitch. An elevator pitch gives you the opportunity to summarize yourself in the amount of time you would ride an elevator– somewhere between 45 seconds to 1 minute.

Although there isn’t a one-size fits all formula, here are some important tips for you to create the perfect elevator pitch.

1. Include the most important aspects about yourself– catered to the person you are talking to 

First, begin with a grabber. You could use an interesting question or a fact – the goal is to be memorable. Next, mention some of your relevant experiences – these can include on-campus and off-campus extracurriculars or previous work experience, but be sure to tailor the elevator pitch specifically to the job posting or employer. Also use the language from the job posting or company mission and values. Remember that people process structured information better than unstructured information – for example, you might say that there are three key reasons why you are a perfect fit for the internship or job.

After defining your background and skill set, link everything together. How does your background fit the job you are inquiring about? Perhaps a marketing major who has experience with animals could link these interests for a position as an analyst at PetCo. You want to end with a conclusion that is as memorable as the introduction.

2. Make sure you use proper body language

Just as important as your words is your demeanor. First, engage your listener(s) by using your hands while you are speaking– as long as it does not become a distraction. Second, don’t speak too quickly and don’t sound too robotic or rehearsed. You may practice your elevator pitch multiple times before the meeting, but avoid sounding overly rehearsed – think of it as a conversation. You want to memorize the outline of the elevator pitch but not a script so it sounds conversational, and you want your body language to be natural, like when you are talking with a friend. Being confident and speaking naturally is important to leave a great first impression.

Finally, making eye contact with your audience helps you establish trust with your listener(s). This can be more challenging over Zoom. Although it may seem awkward in the beginning, experts recommend looking directly at the camera and avoid reading anything from your computer screen.

3. Have more than only one elevator pitch

For your elevator pitch to be effective, it must be tailored to your audience. You need to cater directly to your listener and what is important to them– whether you’re at a networking event or at an interview. While the structure will stay the same, the work experience and extracurriculars you mention and your “link” to the employer should be tailored directly to your audience. You need to think through this as you prepare for your event.

4. Practice — a lot!

While it is good practice to review your elevator pitch numerous times before presenting, you want to sound natural. Instead of memorizing a script, focus on the structure and key components (introduction/grabber, body, and conclusion). You do not want to seem rehearsed — you want to establish a dialogue between you and your audience.

Looking for somewhere to practice? You can sharpen your communication skills at the Phillip Rauch Center for Business Communication. Send us an email or schedule an appointment with us!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

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Welcome back! Possibilities abound in Spring 2022

New year, new plans, new beginnings–those are the themes of the spring semester. Some will graduate this semester, some will interview for internships, and all of us will find new possibilities to pursue right here at Lehigh. Our first article of the 2022 is dedicated to our plans, hopes, and dreams for the semester ahead. RCBC Communication Consultants each wrote a response to this question: What are you most excited about in the semester ahead?

Grace Kwon (Finance, ’23)

In the semester ahead, I am most excited about getting a fresh start. After winter break (a month of de-stressing, relaxing, and getting more hours of sleep), I believe that I will have a fresher, ready-to-go mindset for the next semester. I am especially excited for my new classes, professors, and classmates, as I look forward to meeting new people every semester. For next spring, in particular, I will be taking two finance classes, which will allow me to gain more knowledge in the finance field and learn more about what finance has to offer. Learning about new topics has always excited me, so I am particularly looking forward to taking these two classes along with my other courses this upcoming spring.

Julia Mancuso (Finance, ’24)

After a refreshing and recharging winter break, I am excited to begin taking some of my first major-related classes. As a Finance major, I am interested in learning more about the real world global finance perspective. In addition to my excitement for my classes next semester, I also look forward to getting more involved with a new campus organization that aligns with my interests!

Ross Bell (Management Consulting, ’23)

The way businesses are run–and the way we live our lives–changed in 2021. As we continue to turn the corner on the pandemic, I am eager to observe our new, post-pandemic world. Will business travel become obsolete? Will employees continue to quit their jobs in record-breaking droves? How will the recruitment of talent change now that locations have become irrelevant? Next semester, I am looking forward to answering all of these important questions and how our world continues to change.

Xinyi Cui (Accounting and BIS, ’22)

When I think about the next semester, my brain is filled with graduation. I can never believe how fast time passes. To a certain extent, I am excited because my life will move into a new stage, which I have never experienced before. But I am also hesitant and afraid since there are so many uncertainties. Professional life will be very different from college, so how should I better prepare for this transition? In Spring 2022 I hope I can figure out the answer while having a less tight schedule, which will enable me to take a breath before starting my job.

What are you looking forward to?

We invite you to reflect on your aspirations for the spring semester. Writing down your plans, goals, and hopes is the first step to making them a reality! The second step is to share them with others. When we communicate to others about what we desire for our lives, we gain two things: support from those who care about us and resolve within ourselves. Try it!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Supporting Students in a Tutoring Atmosphere

By Communication Consultant Julia Mancuso (Finance, ’24)

Supporting Students in a Tutoring AtmosphereYou may have heard the advice that, when one is working to help an individual, it is important to “Get on their level.” One important strategy for getting on the same level is to sit next to one another, elbow-to-elbow, a strategy we use in the Rauch Center. When one is directly on the level of those who they are assisting, in both a literal and figurative sense, studies show a higher success rate. In Maximize The Impact of Seating Formations, research has shown that the location of where you are seated compared to that of your counterpart can enhance collaboration. Sitting next to one another in a corner-like position decreases “territorial division” and increases a sense of cooperation among both individuals.

The psychological perspective of getting on the same level can play a role in emotional or academic support. At the Rauch Center for Business Communication, student tutors are ready and available to assist students in business core classes. Through a multifaceted approach, RCBC tutors help with assignments ranging from professional emails to end-of-semester papers. As a team, we focus on both the assignment as a whole and the specific editing strategies we can teach students. With an individualized approach on the same level with our users, RCBC tutors provide guidance and a learning experience that improves students’ writing.

A tutor sitting next to the individual whom they are assisting is associated with a greater learning experience. At a rounded table in the RCBC, students are encouraged to ask questions and learn new writing strategies. Whether it be through a dynamic conversation or collaborative editing, RCBC tutors provide assistance to students every step of the way.     

Join us at the Rauch Center for Business Communication for in-person or virtual help today! Find us on the third floor of the Rauch Building. For more information regarding our services and hours of operation, follow this link:!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

Parts of this article were adapted from the following sources:

Do We Really Like Remote Work?

By Communication Consultant Ross Bell (Management Consulting, ’23)

Remote WorkAs we turn the corner on the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are continuing to evaluate their remote work policy. Facebook now allows all full-time employees to work from home if their jobs permit. JP Morgan Chase required all of its employees back to the office by last July. 

In a recent poll conducted by OnePoll, those 2,000 surveyed were asked to reflect upon their experiences with remote work. Participants were asked about their productivity, work-life balance, and more. Here are some of the key findings:

Nearly 48% of respondents say the company’s policy on remote work is now their number one desired workplace perk. Nearly 72% claim they would not consider working for a company that didn’t offer flexible work-from-home policies. This compares with only about 20% of employees claiming they worked from home before the pandemic. Where we work is now on the negotiating table– companies would be remiss if they fail to consider these new preferences. 

Not only does remote work enable us to feel a greater sense of autonomy, but it also provides a better work-life balance. According to the survey, 71% percent of respondents claim to have a better work-life balance, which they attribute to more flexibility in their work schedules and the ability to take breaks whenever they want. Employees also believe their work is becoming more recognized, according to the survey. Perhaps this is because online communication flattens the hierarchy in organizations. 

Although remote work may be here to stay, there are still some drawbacks. 

The first drawback is technology. 35% of employees did not have the right office equipment and 36% of employees failed to communicate with coworkers effectively, the survey revealed. While this may seem discouraging, numerous companies have invested heavily in remediating these technological issues to accommodate for the new remote-work lifestyle. But unfortunately, these are not the only drawbacks to the shift toward remote work. 

Some respondents also think their career advancement is being jeopardized. Almost 4 in 10 (36%) people believe “it has been a strain to effectively communicate with their leadership about career matters.” Although no further explanation was provided, I suspect this strained communication is the result of missing out on informal communication. Break room and hallway chats are sometimes how employees hear about new career advancement opportunities. 

Fortunately, the survey provides insight on how companies can best implement remote work: the key is to prioritize communication. 

More than half of respondents believe that managers who define expectations make a positive difference in their performance. 52% of employees believe that direct communication — perhaps designated “catch up meetings”– should be more frequent, and will better help employees understand their roles.

As you can tell, remote work is likely here to stay and managers should continue to find new ways to implement it effectively. Working from home provides employees with more autonomy and work-life balance, though it poses some challenges. Strong communication and constant feedback from employees can aid managers in implementing remote work effectively. 

You can sharpen your communication skills at the Phillip Rauch Center for Business Communication. Send us an email or schedule an appointment with us!

Get information and resources about our center at The Philip Rauch Center for Business Communication.

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