Whether you are a small business owner or a well-to-do business owner, your communication and that of your company are crucial. It involves a constant flow of information that is vital to its growth and success.
Business communication is always goal-oriented. For it to operate successfully, this goal-oriented communication needs to convey the core company values, policies, and regulations. It also needs a firm understanding of everyone’s position.
Making communication one of the main factors in orientation and key elements of your everyday business model can greatly improve its performance.
Leadership communication is directly correlated with employee engagement, as shown in Ragan’s research on employee engagement. Internal communication teams have a very important role in supporting, coaching, and reminding leaders of the importance of communication.
How leaders talk to their employees affects how engaged their employees are, as well as the overall attitude in the workplace. If employees feel appreciated through constructive communication, for example, they might be more apt to want to do good work.
An increase in employee productivity is shown with good communication in the mix. 4 out of 5 employees believe that effective business communication improves their job performance. Rightly so, for if employees are wasting time trying to get on the same page with a project, they will not be as productive. Getting caught up in arguments or power struggles distracts from work and reduces productivity.
Reducing employee turnover can be a result of good communication in your business. Happy employees stay, and they won’t stay if they are not being given information that is pertinent to their jobs. On the flip side, too much irrelevant information can lead to stress and frustration due to overload.
Communication increases knowledge sharing, which is highly important in a growing company. One key aspect of a business’s growth is collaboration, with excellent back and forth knowledge sharing being most effective. Bouncing ideas off of each other, working together, and brainstorming increases everybody’s knowledge base. This is the best way to bring great ideas into the company.
Give OCGnow a call today at (904) 600-3600 to learn how communicating collaboratively with a team of marketing professionals can help bring about a business communication that breeds success for your company.