This is what poor/normal communication looks like on a project… of any size:
1. I didn’t know you wanted me to do that:
Important tasks are omitted.
2. I didn’t know you were doing that:
3. I’m really not sure what I should be doing, but I don’t want to ask and look stupid:
4. Nobody told me that information was available:
Poor decisions happen when known data are not used.
5. I didn’t realize these were the top priorities:
Effort put in the wrong direction. Output is achieved instead of desired outcome.
All of these are indications of poor communication. That’s a problem we solve here at Mixonian Institute.
Benefits of Communication Training with Mixonian Institute:
More Respect at Work, Value Diversity
Effective workplace communication is important in companies that value workplace diversity. Good communication skills help to reduce the barriers erected by language and cultural differences. Companies can avoid cultural confusion and miscommunication by training international employers early in their careers and on a regular basis. Effective communication causes productivity to increase, errors to decrease and operations to run smoother.
With global business transactions continually increasing, so is the need for effective communication to meet global demands. Managers and employees must know how to effectively communicate with the company’s international counterparts. Companies that prepare workers to excel with verbal and nonverbal communications skills find it much easier to enter into global marketplaces than companies that do not prepare its employees. Effective communication is important for businesses looking to expand beyond its domestic borders.
Effective communication in the workplace helps employees and managers form highly efficient teams. Employees are able to trust each other and management. Effective communication reduces unnecessary competition within departments. The result of a team that works together is high productivity, integrity and responsibility. Employees know their roles on the team and know they are valued. Managers are able to correct employees’ mistakes without creating a hostile work environment. A manager who openly communicates with his subordinates can foster positive relationships that benefit the entir company.
Effective communication raises employee morale. Although pay is a concern for many workers, it is not their only concern. Employees appreciate good communication coming from management. It produces a healthy work environment. When employees are satisfied with their jobs, they are able to efficiently perform their duties with a positive attitude. Failing to communicate effectively in a workplace leads to frustration and confusion among employees. However, managers can alleviate such problems by keeping the lines of communication open.