Communication forms an integral aspect of work culture. Any organization commercial or non-commercial organization cannot survive without an effective communication pattern. While a strong pattern of communication channels binds an entire organization, an ineffective pattern of communication can cause confusion and chaos.
Here are some tips that can help you in strengthening the communication at workplace –
CONSIDERATION OF SITUATION
Due to overpowering emotions at times, we tend to take decisions in haste. Not considering the situation before taking the decision can cause disruptions in the communication through the employees. It is always advisable to be considerate towards the situation as it restores the faith of employees back in the organization.
KEEP EMOTIONS ASIDE
An effective communication needs to be practical. Whenever there is a crisis, you need to keep your emotions aside and think on practicality. Whether you dislike the person or hold some grudge you need to think ‘what is right’ and not ‘who you think could be right’.
Keeping transparency towards the employees is important to win their faith. When you keep your employees informed and updated, you make them feel how significant they are to your organization. Transparency can help in binding the employees for a long run. During the times of crises, this same transparency in communication acts as a shield to the organization.
ASSIGN TASK DIRECTLY
Eliminate the chain and instead, assign task either in written or directly. Merely words are often misinterpreted by the time they reach to the person concerned. This is why you should assign the task directly to the person concern and avoid any miscommunication or leave gaps for misinterpretation.
TALKING FACE TO FACE
Every once in a while, a manager must see to it that he communicates with the subordinates face to face. Giving them enough opportunities to discuss, the issues that they face, the suggestions that they are to make can definitely boost the confidence of your employees in the organization.
KEEP PERSONAL ISSUES ASIDE
It is significantly important to learn how to keep personal issues aside when it comes to your workplace. For an effective communication pattern, it is necessary that you do not bring anything that is considered personal by the employees.
While you might praise your employees in public at the same time you should refrain yourself from humiliating them in public. It is true that as a manager you are supposed to guide them and make them aware of their shortcomings but making them understand this properly and respectfully is what one is supposed to keep in mind.