Improving Results & Engagement Through Communication
In order to improve workplace relationships, you must start by building awareness and improving communication.
Good communication between individual contributors in the workplace fuels employee satisfaction, productivity and the desire to get things done. Individual contributors want to feel heard, appreciated and valued for their contributions. This winning combination promotes a productive, engaged employee.
Today, businesses large and small have more diverse workforces than ever before. This diversity is not only in cultural backgrounds but also with several generations working together to achieve common goals.
With diversity comes a wide variety of work expectations and communication styles. It all begins with awareness. As individuals become more aware of their communication style and that of others, they are better able to understand one another and communicate more effectively. This builds trust and fosters commitment and accountability to shared results.
of workers report their relationships with coworkers is a condition of employee engagement (SHRM)
When office communication isn't where it should be, you can see it and hear it.
What You May Observe
People "tuning out" a person when he or she speaks in a meeting
Nonverbal cues such as people rolling their eyes or looking down when someone is talking
Employees are self-focused and avoid contact with each other
Managers and employees don't ask for help
Managers and employees are unwilling to admit mistakes
Obvious personality conflicts and office drama
What You May Hear
"I just don't understand why I can't get along with him/her. S/he takes everything the wrong way."
"Nobody can be themselves when s/he is around."
"Just say yes and agree, and then keep doing what you are doing."
"Why does everyone seem to be avoiding me?"
The quality of your workplace communication impacts the entire organization and your bottom line.
Symptoms of poor communication may include:
Low morale and higher turnover
Missed project deadlines
Lost sales and declining customer loyalty
Unacceptable customer survey ratings
Higher employee disengagement
Lower management credibility
Effective communication fuels everyone in the organization. When individual employees are engaged, they are more strongly committed to helping the organization meet its revenue goals, reduce expenses, and positively impact the bottom line.
Can you really afford not to take action to begin improvement?
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