Communication issues are quite common in the workplace. When communication fails, so does the employees’ organization and productivity. It affects a number of things, inaccurate, lacking or ambiguous information causes confusion and errors, which lead to mistakes, conflicts among employees, and perhaps even loss of profit. Practicing good communication within the organization develops skills, better relationships among co-workers, functional teamwork and better synchronization of the company as a whole.
Here are some tips that could help improve communication in your company:
1. Make sure you convey your message clearly
Sometimes we tend to use shortcuts, jargons and slang in delivering our messages and expect the other end to immediately understand what we mean. You should always be mindful when using such things as to not create confusion and get the wrong message across, always be articulate not only in speaking but also when creating emails or letters. Highlight the key issues so that they could be able to get the main point of the message in an instant and address the critical areas properly.
2. Give the accurate amount of information
Giving too much or too little information creates misunderstandings in the workplace. Messages that are too long or contain too much content tend to be ignored and the messages that contain very little content could hinder the work’s progress.
Ambiguous or fragmented information could cause conflicts since the employees who would receive the message would just automatically assume what the message meant and not everyone would come to the same conclusion.