Have you ever stopped to think about the power of positive communication?
Positive communication is an important skill in any environment with human interactions. However, when it comes to communication in the workplace, good communication is an integral element to business success.
In the workplace, positive communication isn’t just about mitigating conflict (although that is an important benefit of communicating effectively). Good communication is also an important factor in client relationships, profitability, team effectiveness, and employee engagement.
At Fresh Perspective we are actively inputting processes into our business processes and culture to ensure that we communicate effectively and positively, and it really makes a difference! For example, we have mentioned this in one of our videos, we start a Monday by communicating our wins and by celebrating each others success form the week before. This type of positive communication has really helped to boost everyone in the team and also bring a new level of understanding to how powerful words are.
Effective and positive communication within the workplace is also incredibly important when you are in a leadership role. An age-old saying goes, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” Good communication is what separates a poor leader from an exceptional one. Having effective communication skills is the key to good leadership and to building a team that you can be proud of!
When you communicate well with your team, it helps eliminate misunderstandings and can encourage a healthy and peaceful work environment and culture. Positive and open communication with your team will also let you get work done quickly and professionally.
The moment you create this feeling within your team, the process of carrying out tasks and projects will most likely go by smoothly. You will also find an increase in productivity and meeting targets will become a whole lot easier.
Here are some tips on how to ensure you have positive communication within your team –
– Create a safe and accepting atmosphere within your work place
To effectively communicate with your team, you must create a receptive atmosphere. Avoid a tense environment at all costs because when you communicate in an overly intense manner, the message you are trying to share might not be well understood or retained. A tense environment also breeds feeling is discontent and unpleasant feelings towards an employees workplace.
– Avoid the Jargon, keep it simple
The truth is that everybody cannot be on same page when it comes to vocabulary. Therefore, to be effective in your communications with your team members, use words that can be easily understood. When ambiguous words are used, you can be misunderstood and/or waste precious time having to explain yourself or the outcome form your team may not be what you expected in the first place!
– Listen and engage to those around you
Communication is intended to be a two way street. Encourage your team to be honest and to open up so you can be well guided when communicating in the future with them. You may have your business stinkers on and your team may be trying to explain how you can improve a product or service, if you don’t listen to their input you may miss out!
These are a few ways to ensure that you are starting to create positive communication within your team. We would love to know how you do this within your business, or if you have experience positive communication within a job role or your current career!
Connect us and tell us, so we can also learn how other businesses achieve this positive environment.
Have a great week!
Love The Fresh Perspective Team xx