We’ve all heard the saying, “communication is key”, so why not take a look at why and how communication greatly impacts the workplace. Having good communication in the workplace is a vital part of a successful company for many reasons, but most importantly, it creates an effective and productive work environment. Let’s take a deeper look at the benefits of active communication:
Creates a Strong Team
A work environment with strong communication skills can give employees a sense of satisfaction from their role. When staff consults with one another, offers each other feedback, or help one another in considering alternatives, it creates a collaborative environment. When teammates are co-operating, communicating, and keeping each other in the loop, they have more of a drive to perform well. A strong team boosts team spirits that makes a more enjoyable workplace.
When employees feel like a part of a team, they learn and grow both personally and within their culture. When employees grow, the business grows. Having success within your workplace goes hand in hand in creating a successful business. As employees grow and expand within a company, they build confidence. This helps eliminate uncertainties and offers innovation, creativity, and encouragement.
Increases Productivity, Efficiency, and Loyalty
Communicating leads to a better understanding of each other’s skills and talents. This allow managers and teammates to allocate their resources effectively, while also making employees feel their skills are valued appropriately. An employee that understands their specific role and job duties, allow for clear directions on projects and tasks, which minimizes the chances of errors. With more communication of tasks and assignments, it creates an effective environment which builds trust and loyalty between teams and managers.
Better Employee Engagement
Connecting and engaging is an important element of communicating. Employees who are bonding are more aligned with the company’s goals and are generally more motivated to work towards the set targets. When there is active communication, employees are also much more likely to participate in collaborating and offering their personal insight. Engaging creates higher self-esteem for employees who feel their voice is being heard.
No matter where you are in your career, there will be some form of communication. What’s important is to understand the value it has on you and your environment. When teams fail to communicate effectively, the results are detrimental to the business. In fact, research by US firm Gartner shows a whopping 70% of business mistakes are due to poor communication. –The Importance of Effective Communication in the Workplace (careeraddict.com)
Are you involved with a company that has poor communication? Maybe it is time to talk to your manager and let them know how crucial it is to the business. Let us know your thoughts below, we love to hear how your communication efforts has helped you.