Please read the original post on the OnePlace Blog, published September 7, 2010.
In today’s business world, communication is key. There is nothing more important than a strong foundation for business communication, and processes that facilitate this open environment are crucial to the success of the company.
There are, however, some businesses that are still working in the “dark ages” of traditional management, closed-door policies and top-down project dictation. While these methods can be effective in some situations, we are seeing more and more businesses thriving on open communication styles. These benefits can mean the difference between a happy team and a burnt-out team.
Here are some of our favorite benefits of improved workplace communications.
Gone are the days of closed-door policies in the office. Having open communications and greater awareness as to the ongoing activity inside the company gives each team member the chance to understand how their work is making an impact, and can encourage them to work harder toward their goals.
Improving the communications inside the workplace can enhance brainstorming sessions, and allow for teammates to bounce ideas off one another every day, which increases innovation for the business.
Increased Team Building
A closer team yields a more productive team. Allowing for stronger communications between team members increases their relationships and their ability to work well together, thus providing you with a more tightly-knit team to build your business.
Increased Project Completion
When you open the doors to communication inside your business, and your team is working together on their projects, their productivity will inevitably increase. They will be able to chat around each project and task, and work together to build the best ideas for each project and task, and their work will be completed better and faster.
Increased Business Success
With all the benefits outlined above, you can easily see how improved workplace communications can increase the overall success of your business. A stronger, more innovative team that is working hard together will help bring your business into the future with a solid foundation based on effective communication.
If you’re still unsure how to increase your workplace communications, or aren’t sure you want to experience all the benefits it has to offer, start by opening discussions with your senior team members. Then, work together to build out a communicative and collaborative culture in your business today. You won’t regret this decision when you feel the great impact of improved communications in your business.