Good communication is essential in attaining productivity and keeping solid relationships at all levels of an organization. Employers who invest time and energy into providing clear lines of communication will develop trust among employees, leading to an increase in productivity and overall morale. Meanwhile, employees who communicate well with colleagues, managers and customers are always valuable assets to an organization. Here are a few ways to improve communication in the office:
Define goals and expectations – Managers need to deliver clear, achievable goals to both teams and individuals, outlining exactly what is required on any given project, and ensuring that all staff are aware of the objectives of the project, the department and the organization as a whole.
Keep everyone involved – Ensure that lines of communication are always kept open. Actively seek and encourage progress reports and project updates. This is particularly important when dealing with remote staff.
Listen and show empathy – Communication is a two-way process and no company or individual will survive without listening and encouraging dialogue with the other party. Listening shows respect and allows you to learn about any outstanding issues you may need to address as an employer.
Clearly deliver your message – Ensure your message is clear and accessible to your intended audience. To do this it is essential that you speak plainly and politely, getting your message across without causing confusion.
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