Communicate with Your Employees!

Thursday 21 January 2016

It’s good to talk! We all know the importance of good communication and this extends to your business too. Talking to people and staying on the same page is an integral part of what you do and will be at the heart of any successful business – no matter how small.

At its core, good communication in business is about involving and developing your employees. If you create space for your employees to hear you and be heard themselves, it could have a very positive impact across your business.

What to Communicate

You need to sell your business and your vision to your team. If you want committed employees you need to present your vision in a positive and effective way. You will get much more in return from employees that are committed!

Talk to your employees about conditions of employment and about their job. If you expect your employees to do their job well, they need to have a clear picture of what you expect of them and how you expect them to do it. By allowing your employees to voice their ideas, thoughts and experience to you, you are letting them know that they are a valued part of your business.

How to Communicate

Communication within a business needs to be well organized and systematic. Think through how and when you want to talk. Not everything needs to be communicated to everyone, and not everything has to happen face-to-face. Invest some time in thinking through and creating your communications policy. Having a clear policy in place will save you both time and money.

Aiming for Improvement

If you want to improve your business (and your bottom line), involving your employees in the process plays a big part in achieving that. Good communication can improve your organization’s overall performance as it aids employees in performing at their best. It can also improve management performance, decision-making, and increase job satisfaction for both employees and management. Talking to your team can help improve employee engagement and develop greater trust within the business, which can only be a good thing!

Check out this booklet from ACAS if you want to learn more about the importance of good communication within your business or organization.