As a leader, it’s absolutely critical you have effective communication in the workplace. Communicating effectively helps to eliminate misunderstandings and encourages a healthy work environment. It also increases work productivity and professionalism.
Here are 8 ways to effectively communicate with your team:
1 – Consider having open meetings. Your team will be able to hear, feel, and see what you have to tell them. It allows you to communicate your passion.
2 – Send emails. This allows you to send messages to your team without them leaving their projects/work stations.
3 – Have one-on-one meetings. Spend time with your team members on a one-on-one basis. This helps build relationships and better understand each other.
4 – Avoid a tense environment. You want to provide a receptive atmosphere. Your team should be able to communicate without feeling afraid.
5 – Train your team. Communication during team training events can be very effective. It’s the perfect time to give praise or reward those who deserve it.
6 – Listen to your team. Don’t just talk to them, listen to them. Listen more than you speak.
7 – Present information to your team. Presentations give them an opportunity to ask questions and communicate to other team members.
8 – Encourage feedback. Give your team members a chance to communicate back. This can measure the effectiveness of your communication style.
Effective communication makes for a happier team, a productive workplace, and a phenomenal team leader.
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