You will present a 4 page position paper, responding to the question:
Best practices in workplace communication: What is the most important skill of effective
Webster Dictionary defines argument as a statement leading from a premise to a
conclusion. A premise is a supporting statement, containing facts that support the
conclusion. A conclusion is the supported statement, that is, one can accept it as true on the
basis of the premises that support it. Premises cannot be opinions; they must be acceptable
and relevant facts that supply us with information to support the conclusion. You should
use at least 3 scholarly sources in presenting your premises to support your conclusion.
Present an argument in which you identify the most important skill necessary for being
an effective communicator in the workplace. Maybe it is listening? Maybe it is making a
presentation? Maybe it is persuasive writing? Maybe it is another skill? Of all the skills
needed to communicate effectively in the workplace, choose one and present an argument
as to why it is the most important.
To marshal evidence for your argument, use your textbook and other class readings, class
discussions, and also your own workplace experience.