We should never underestimate the power of good employee relationships in business. When your workforce gets on well, it makes them far more likely to be happy, proactive, and motivated to do a good job.
If internal communication is an issue within your company, it’s time to do something about it.
Here are 4 great ways to promote employee communication within your organization.
You only need to look at the number of successful businesses using agile methodology to see how important communication, collaboration, and teamwork are. Not only can it ultimately lead to improved customer service, but it can also improve project turnaround times and increase efficiency throughout your business.
If you are aware of any issues with team members or don’t feel there’s enough inter-departmental communication, speak to your management teams and employees and explain why it’s beneficial. Everyone should be focussing on the same end goal, and working together will help them get there much faster and with far less stress.
Set Company-wide Targets
You may issue KPIs to staff members regularly or have some form of employee bonus scheme in place, both of which can help to increase productivity across your workforce. However, they may not necessarily lead to improved communication between staff members.
Company-wide targets, on the other hand, ensure that everyone is focused on one common goal. You may even notice a greater sense of comradery and a friendlier and more motivated team.
Promote Verbal Communication Where Possible
Covid-19 has changed the way we work, and now more than ever, we live in a world where telephone calls and verbal communication are on the decline. Sending and receiving emails or using other software to communicate and submit data is quicker, more efficient, and is a great way to keep track of communications. On the other hand, it makes everything seem far more clinically, talking to people feels far less personable, and it can also lead to the misinterpretation of important information.
Verbal, real-life communication may not always be possible, of course, but when it is, promote it and acknowledge its benefits. The better the relationship between your employees, the friendlier the environment will seem and the happier your team will be.
Let Your Hair Down
What better way to get to know someone than having a few drinks or chatting over a nice meal? If you don’t typically organize social events within your business, it might be time to start. Spending group time with colleagues in a social environment rather than a business one gives you the chance to connect with them on a deeper level. In turn, this leads to a friendlier, more helpful attitude towards each other when you all return to a business setting, so it has many benefits.
If you prefer something more suited to a daytime rather than an evening event, then there are loads of companies that organize fun team-building events that everyone is sure to enjoy.
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