As a colleague, you are always looking for ways to lower conflict, boost productivity, increase employee engagement and morale, eliminate misunderstandings, and save time. But how can you accomplish all of this? Creating a productive conversation with colleagues may be the correct answer.
Below are our tips you should try in order to achieve a successful workplace communication.
Be confident, calm and reasonable
There is a distance between being able to communicate and to communicate effectively. Along with the above tips, having just a little patience, confidence and reasonableness can help you communicate your information more effectively. Confidence means to take care of what your body language is. Your own sense of self-worth will make you feel effective, rather than helpless.
Listen and offer feedbacks
In order to have a smooth work environment, it is important to have two way communication. In the workplace, feedback is important to generate results, where the main objective is to strengthen progress towards company goals. It’s also important to listen to your co-worker, allow them to feel empowered by being comfortable to approach you with their concerns, ideas, and everything in-between.
Encouraging two-way feedback is a sign of good communication in the workplace that will give your team a chance to self-evaluate. You can keep a written record of feedback via your task management system which can help increase the overall communication and productivity.
By getting regular feedback, you and your colleagues will have a better bond, productivity and retention.
Don’t talk too much
Keeping in mind the importance of communication at the workplace, the next big thing is a clear, concise communication. Whether you’re into verbal communication or non-verbal communication, do not get into a long speech to get your point across. You do want to respect everyone’s time, so be brief, and get straight to your main point.
Get a team communication software
Apps like Skype, Slack, Hipchat,… are getting quite popular today to make communication easier and collaborate well between people in the office . It is quite time-consuming for everyone to keep track of long email threads. This is where a team collaboration app makes the difference, it will help users to work together on different activities and projects and break all barriers to effective communication.
Every project needs an effective communication stream to reflect the progress of the project. Besides, modern workplaces are now on their way to digital transformation. Soyou need to invest in key systems and applications for productivity and communication.
Conduct team-building activities
Participating altogether in activities have a great impact on productivity and overall teamwork of your team. It can help people to communicate better, and also help build effective communication skills. You can consider team-lunch, ice breaker games in meetings, group meetings, fitness sessions, puzzle solving games or any other outdoor activities. These activities can be scheduled at the end of the month or weekly to get your team together.