Communication: Effective Workplace Skills

Online Course: ID# 1002506
About This Course:
The 21st century workplace continues to undergo profound changes, changes that will affect employees at all levels of an organization: ever-increasing global competition; flattening management hierarchies; and greater emphasis on teamwork and team-based projects. These changes reflect constantly evolving information technology, the growth of new work environments, the widening diversity of the workforce, and the increasing prominence of a knowledge-based economy.

In this dynamic business climate, strong communication skills within organizations and with customer and colleagues are necessary if an organization is to flourish.

This course teaches those communication skills required of business professionals throughout organizations. Learners gain an understanding of the fundamentals of communication and are taught how to master the techniques and practices that are hallmarks of powerful and effective business communication.

Business Professionals

60 minutes

To teach business professionals the fundamentals of effective and ethical communication.


After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify changes in the workplace that have increased the importance of communication skills in business
  • Define and describe the process of communication
  • Recognize barriers to interpersonal communication and the importance of overcoming them
  • Analyze the flow of communication in organizations, both the barriers to communication and the methods for overcoming them; and
  • Identify the goals of ethical business communication and the tools for communicating ethically and effectively
  1. Conditions Affecting Workplace Communications
  2. The Five-Step Communication Process
  3. Recognizing and Overcoming Barriers to Interpersonal Communication
  4. Internal and External Communication Functions throughout Organizations
  5. Oral and Written Communications
  6. Downward, Upward, and Horizontal Information Flows
  7. Standards and Practices for Ethical Business Communications


This program has been approved for 1.00 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

(The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of this program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)
Communication: Effective Workplace Skills
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