Memes about workplace communication

As we like to say, memes can be a fun way to talk about serious topics. It makes it much more lighthearted yet gets the point across easily. So today’s pick of ours is to see memes about workplace communication.

We know that communication is one of the most important skills to learn at a workplace yet one of the most mismanaged. We even created an article on our favorite books about communication but if you prefer to learn through more fun methods, memes it is.

In this article we have compiled a list of some of our favorite memes about communication in the workplace. Which one is the most relatable one to you?

No communication at all

Memes about workplace communication

If you don’t want to be bad at something, simply don’t do the said thing. Correct? At least as this meme states, you cannot be bad at communication if you do not communicate ever. However, of course, the lack of communication is a bad sign in any company. 

Unfortunately oftentimes we see again and again that instead of trying to learn to better themselves at communicating, the next choice is to cut the communication at all. 

Nothing left to do than read your mind

bad communication in company

In cases when the other person refuses to communicate, there is truly nothing left to do than to try and read their mind. In a workplace where everything depends on teamwork, this can be very frustrating. If the other teams or employees do not properly communicate, you can miss out on deadlines or necessary tasks.

Then if the problem is with a colleague, start by reaching out. If you haven’t already, try reaching out to your colleagues and initiating a conversation. Be polite and professional. Try to be specific about what you need from them!

Also make sure everyone is clear about what is expected of them in terms of communication. 

Realization of lack of skills

lack of communication skills

There might be times when the lack of communication is causing issues that are affecting your work. Then it might be necessary to involve a manager or supervisor. They can help facilitate communication and ensure everyone is working together effectively. That might also make your colleague aware of the situation and show that there in fact IS a problem.

If all else fails, you might need to consider alternative solutions. Those could be something like  reassigning tasks or finding other ways to work around the lack of communication.

Yet again, no communication

company culture communication

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright, critic, and political activist. He is considered one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 so who are we not to trust his word?

Oftentimes the lack of communication is not clear to everybody involved. Some employees or employers might think there are no issues because everything seems clear to them. So if you are in need of extra details and overall better communication, be sure to speak up. HR employees should be of help in these situations.

This one’s for HR to figure out

Memes about workplace communication

If you are in charge of helping employees to communicate better, the question of this meme might arise. Consider the employee’s history of communication within the organization. Have they always struggled with communication, or is this a recent development? If this is a new issue, it could be a sign of intentional poor communication.

Another thing you can try is ask colleagues who work with the employee to provide feedback on their communication style. If others have experienced similar communication issues, it may indicate that the employee is struggling with communication rather than intentionally being difficult.

Engagement is key

communication engaged employees

When talking about the most important company contents, culture, engagement, recognition and communication arise. That is what builds a good company with values and engaged employees. Each of them connects to another. For example, engagement can make communicating easier. 

When people are engaged, they are more likely to be actively listening and participating in the conversation. This can lead to more effective communication and better understanding between the parties involved. So you want your employees to communicate? Make sure they are engaged first!

Check out our best examples of good employee engagement that serve as examples that we all should lean on. 

Meeting could’ve been an email

communication in a meeting

And finally, we have all heard of the funny meme that says that some meeting truly could’ve just been an email. It is a humorous way to express frustration about attending meetings that feel unnecessary and unproductive. It’s often used to poke fun at the prevalence of meetings in modern workplaces. 

There is surely some truth to this meme. Often the information being discussed in these meetings could have been conveyed more efficiently through an email. Rather than requiring everyone to attend a meeting in person. That is something to discuss with the people in charge of these meetings.

And on this note, these were our favorite memes about workplace communication. 

Which one was your favorite?

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