Our Communication Habits
What’s the worst communication blunder you’ve ever made?
It seems that no matter the medium; whether face-to-face, on the phone or via email, we’ve all made some blunders that have left us rather red-faced, to say the least. Frankly, we can’t get enough of them, so we also asked employees to confess their biggest blunders.
From swearing at their boss to sending nudes to them and inappropriate biscuit banter to FaceTime accidents, we’ve waded through the responses for the very best and worst of these communication breakdowns. We then brought in the assistance of comedian Robin Morgan to read them for us while sharing his thoughts! Check out some of our favourites in the video!
We’d love to hear your biggest blunders too, share them with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn with the hashtag #CommsConfessions to be in with the chance of winning a £100 Amazon Voucher!
Are millennials afraid of picking up the phone? Is email replacing face-to-face meetings?
With a plethora of channels now available to us, we at 247meeting wanted to uncover UK employees’ communication habits. Here’s what we discovered:
- 36% of senior managers find it annoying when they receive emails from employees based in the same office, proving that face-to-face interaction is still the preferred communication at work when it comes to senior staff.
- For most, face-to-face interaction in the workplace still takes precedent, with a phone call being the other preferred form of communication, just before emails.
- Habits change between generations, as junior staff would much prefer to send an email than have to pick up the phone to call colleagues.
Outside of work, we examined how people interact with friends and family.
- People aged between 25 and 34 would rather have a phone call with their friends and family than see them face-to-face.
- People aged 55 and over are more likely to use email to get in contact with loved ones.
Our Biggest Frustrations
When it comes to what frustrates us most about our colleagues it’s clear that meeting organisation is a huge bone of contention. The top frustrating traits were:
- Colleagues arranging meetings about meetings/unnecessary meetings (51%)
- Meetings/calls arranged over lunchtime (38%)
- Lack of communication from management (37%)
- Meetings without agendas (35%)