1. Builds and maintains relationships
Relationships are built and can be maintained by positive encounters with others. Communication will be key to this process – without effective skills, it will be difficult to properly construct and foster productive relationships.
2. Facilitates innovation
When you and those around you feel comfortable in openly communicating -new ideas, cooperation and innovation will be at an all-time high. In addition, if staff are unable to convey their ideas due to limited communication skills, it is likely that the idea will not be implemented to its full potential.
3. Builds an effective team
If open communication within our work space is encouraged, a more cohesive and effective team will emerge. Good communication within a team also tends to boost morale. When people feel that they are well informed of the company’s direction and vision, they will feel more secure within their role. Regular communication can also lead to an improved work ethic - if those who work with you are reminded of achievements and feel that they are working towards a common goal.
4. Managing Teams
When you are an effective communicator, you are more able to inform our team adequately of their responsibilities and what is expected from them. Good communication skills also helps you to provide constructive feedback to our contractors, build better relationships, and understand personal goals that our team may wish to work towards. Communicating is key to not only you as the business leader achieving your goals, but also in you helping your team achieve theirs.
5. Contributes to growth of your company or platform
A lack of communication can lead to the collapse of any organization. While that is a bold statement – without proper marketing, collateral materials and communication internally (with yourself) and externally (clients, contractors, vendors), most businesses will struggle to survive. Communication can also lead to productivity and helps to avoid unnecessary delays in the implementation of your growth strategies.
With so much in the narrative these days, I thought it important to remind us that we too have to be great communicators. So, I wanted to just pop this in. I hope you enjoyed and got a little something you can take with you as you build and grow.
To Your Success