Time to Pump Up Productivity? Start by Creating a Culture of Effective, Empowered Communication
We all know that communication is one of the lynchpins to a successful organization. When communication is working well up, down, inside and beyond your organization, everything has the potential to run more smoothly and successfully.
Research shows employees who operate among and use effective communication strategies, tools and systems are more productive. And this matters more than ever! In a world that’s increasingly supporting remote and hybrid work cultures, in which some of the communication rules and methods may have or be rapidly changing for your people, it’s got to be dialed in or things can really get messy.
Failing to empower your teams and create accountability through an effective communication strategy and supporting system isn’t just a huge barrier to organizational growth, but employee growth and job satisfaction. On the flip side, company cultures that prioritize communication have a stronger chance of engaging employees, creating and sustaining transparency and integrity, and building an environment in which people feel they can speak openly, innovate and take healthy, supported risks. These tend to be not just productive, but fun places to work.
At MAP, we address effective communication in all our workshops and coaching. In fact, “Communication,” which ensures understanding around strategic alignment and builds focus on what’s vital, is one of the fundamentals behind the MAP Management System™. And while leaders and their teams know communication matters, not everyone really grasps the value of great communication until they use an accountability system that supports it. Only then do you witness productivity, staff engagement, morale, hiring and retention numbers soar.
But let’s be real. That deep dive into communication strategy, systems and accountability can feel scary. Why? Because often people haven’t developed discipline around this, and change is hard. It makes people feel uncomfortable. They like to just do what they’ve always done. And yet, that often doesn’t work, particularly when communication is experiencing evolution itself.
The good news is that there are super tools and solid approaches for unpacking and assessing your current communication situation, determining what change is needed, and then taking action. It’s what we do every day here at MAP and with our help, we can enable that transformation for your leadership and all team members, including those lacking business fundamentals, such as strong communication know-how and skills.
In late spring and summer, we’ve got workshops for leaders, plus workshops for team members. This is where you and your people can finally start creating that culture of communication and discover the key to making it last. Contact Us today for details on our leadership workshops for The MAP Program and a special workshop for first-level managers and high-value employees.