Communication is essential for any business looking to succeed, but unfortunately internal communication with employees often gets neglected. Without proper communication in the workplace, employees fail to build strong relationships within the workplace team and get important projects done. This in turn leads to poor quality work being done, a bad reputation and high employee turnover. Here are some ways that you can improve communication and solve these issues.
- Build trust: According to The Workforce Institute at UKG, nearly two thirds (64%) of employees say trust has a direct impact on their sense of belonging at work. By developing trust, employees are more likely to communicate issues, and work together to find a solution. Some ways to build trust include, showing a genuine interest in your employees and empathizing with any issues they are having.
- Meet regularly: At times, all it takes to open up the lines of communication is to just give your employees a chance to speak their minds. With a scheduled meeting time, employees don’t feel as if they are burdening you which may have caused opportunities in the past to communicate to have been missed.
- Keep workflows transparent: If your team is working on a big project together, make sure they know what is expected of them, the project’s deadline, and who is responsible for what part of the project. A good way to make sure everybody is on the same page is by using a workflow program to ensure there are no miscommunications among the team.
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