Perspectives: 2017 Practical Advice: The Tongue is an Evil Serpent and Email and Tweets are Even Worse
Howard Mavity from Fisher Phillips stopped by this week to give us a timely update on communication best practices, particularly when digital communication plays a part. Here’s what Howard had to say:
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – Benjamin Franklin
Everyone knows that perceived meaning (how someone interprets your communication) has more of an impact on relationships than intended meaning.
Think about your audience!
More of us would benefit from thinking about how our message will be perceived by the reader before we fire off an email or, even worse, Tweet a correction of the record. Such types of instantly gratifying communications can do real harm to your relationships in and outside the office.
Workplace law expert Howard Mavity of Fisher & Phillips LLP wants every person and organization with an email and/or Twitter account to consider that their communication “may create evidence of real or perceived unlawful acts.”
Read on here for more of Mavity’s insight on impeccable communication and the costs of of not thinking before you press send.
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