Do you talk a lot? Unless your mouth is sewn shut, it’s more than likely that the answer to that is yes – especially if you’re running a business.
Now, why is that? Why is talking so important? The SmallBiz Chronicle have a good lede on that – take a look:
‘Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are valuable in the workplace. Some companies spend a lot of money to train their employees on how to effectively communicate. Good communication skills go beyond conversations, but employees must know how to communicate well in written reports and emails. Understanding the benefits of effective communication helps companies place a focus on developing a workforce that is able to communicate within the firm and with customers, vendors, and international business partners.’
It would seem that communication takes a role at the front and center of our business. Talking can act as a pressure valve in your head and allow your thoughts out to another person – for example, if they are doing the wrong thing or if you have an idea to pass through with them – talking is the best way to do this. Keeping open lines of communication running through your business is never going to hurt your company achieve its goals!
If your business is talking to each other, it’s going to be a lot more efficient. Your staff will be able to connect and trust each other and creates an organic harmony within a team that can’t be manufactured. A talking team is going to be productive and responsible if they know their exact role and value to the company at large. If communication is a facet of your workplace, you’ll be able to talk to your employees about the mistakes they are making without anything hostile. There are plenty of benefits to open communication.
What can help you achieve that, though? There’s plenty of good software and tools out there. Chatrooms like Discourse and Slack can allow your staff to talk about issues and work over instant messaging software instead of relying on emails. This software can also be taken mobile so your staff can keep in contact no matter where they are based in the world. They work as a virtual office, and of course, you can still use email! If you prefer your communication to take place face to face, then there exists meeting room Booking Software that will allow you to organize a time and a place for your staff to get together and catch up. Thinking about it, there’s no excuse for not talking!
It’s the 21st century now, and businesses will be more global than ever before because it’s so easy to connect and communicate. Your employees, as well as yourself, must know how to talk to your international connections – being respectful and a knowledge of different cultures and their customs will help here.
If you prepare your employees to communicate and foster a workplace where talking is ok – you’ll do nothing but benefit from communication.