How to Win at Communication in the Workplace
Communication is everywhere. From company wide emails to conference calls. Poor communication results in unfinished projects, unmet deadlines and upset professionals.
How do you make the most of your work day? Excellent communication.
Everyone has a different communication style. Some prefer email while some prefer Skype business calls. It’s crucial to understand how each party prefers to communicate because if not done properly, any communication will end up in frustration.
Setting the tone of meetings is highly important as well. Participants should understand who is leading the meeting, what the topic of conversation will be as well as how long the meeting will run. If all participants know what to expect, the meeting will run much smoother.
Another key aspect to successful communication in the workplace is ensuring that workflows, roles and processes are all very clear. A transparent workflow allows all participants to be fully aware of who is working on what, when the deadline is and who all is involved. It’s hard for a project to be successful when the parties aren’t sure who is even playing a role.
Clear roles and processes tie right into transparent workflows. When everyone has a clear understanding of their role and contribution to the project and what the exact process to reach the goal is, the team is almost guaranteed success.
Some of these keys to successful company communication may seem trivial, but in today’s technical era, it’s essential to make strong communication not only a goal but a priority.