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The Direct versus Indirect Order

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Explain when the direct order is appropriate in inquiries. When would you use the indirect order?

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This solution of 283 words defines and explains the characteristics of direct order and when it is appropriately used in inquiries.

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Direct communication is an essential part of workplace communication. It can be used in situations where the person communicating an order or inquiry has clear authority over the person being spoken to. Where job functions are clearly delineated already, there is no harm in direct communication. For example a dentist might say to a hygienist, "water" and expect the hygienist to rinse the patient's mouth out ...

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