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Communication plays a fundamental role in every workplace and the way you communicate determines how you project yourself to your co-workers. Studies have revealed gender differences in how we interpret messages and how it affects the way we perceive others. While women tend to emphasize interpersonal understanding, men tend to emphasize the status implications of messages. Given this difference, women in particular need to choose their words carefully to project confidence and authority in the workplace. Ellen Petry Leanse shares here a subtle way to strengthen your messages "and find clearer, more confident ways of making your ideas known."