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Reasons Why Good Communication Is A Must Have In Every Workplace

Reasons Why Good Communication Is A Must Have In Every Workplace

Communication in a workplace goes beyond just verbal communication, as it also includes any written communication too. It is crucial for every organization to take the communication in their workplace very seriously, as this tends to define the character of a workplace both internally and externally.

Besides, if the management of the organization can't relate with employees efficiently, the chances are, productivity levels won’t be enough to reach the company's target.

With that in mind, let's have a brief discussion as to why good communication is a must-have skill in every workplace.

Why Good Communication Is Necessary In The Workplace

  1. Helps With Diversity

Effective communication promotes smoother operations, as well as reduces the chances of any errors occurring within the work done. With efficient communication in an organization, workers and supervisors can communicate effectively, despite their cultural or language differences.

Incorporating foreign employees in the organization becomes a lot easier with such communication, as it allows them to cope lot easier with the language difference. This has a positive impact on the company's productivity as more work will be understood and completed. More importantly, it will help if you need to outsource some unique and experienced talent for the success of your workplace.

  1. Facilitates Innovation

Effective communication at a place of work often promotes a feeling of like towards the organization itself, among the employees. If your employees discover an idea that can lead to success in your firm, they feel confident to bring up such ideas. So, employees do not only become more creative and confident, but also put these creative ideas to use, which has a positive influence on the outcome of the company.

  1. Enhances Team Building

A good communication flow in an organization helps your whole workforce act as one team. Unnecessary competitions among departments are reduced when all units operate as one team to enhance the overall growth of the organization.

As well as this, employees will start to feel appreciated in the workplace if they have the access to all needed information to complete tasks. So, the sense that the management favors one department over other departments can diminish as a result of excellent communication, making employees work in unison.

  1. High Turnover Rates

No employee enjoys waking up every morning to attend to a company that doesn't make them feel appreciated. Many are the times that employees will get excuses to have a break from the office if they cannot talk to managers or workmates comfortably. However, with effective communication, employees feel more secure to share their thoughts and concerns with coworkers and supervisors. This makes the workplace environment feel like a more comfortable place to attend daily, as employees tend to feel more free and happy while in the organization.

  1. Enhance Employee Morale

In addition to employee benefits, communication plays a vital role in raising employee morale. Issuing a high pay does not lead to long-lasting relationships in a workplace, while communication is deteriorating.

You may find out that employees only wait for their pay slip at the end of the month, with no intention of enhancing the workplace productivity. However, with excellent communication in the organization, employees will feel more involved in the company's activities making them more willing to put in great efforts for the organization.

Furthermore, if a manager ever corrects an employee's work, the employee is more likely to take such corrections positively due to already having built up a positive relationship with them.

  1. Promotes Global Growth

The ability to communicate with clients matters significantly, especially when it comes to dealing with those who are from a different culture. Most customers prefer companies that can understand them no matter the culture, and give back positive results.

When dealing with foreign individuals, it is necessary to comprehend a language or signs that both parties understand. This enables your workplace to benefit from more clients, and therefore surpass the competition in your field.

The Limitations Of Bad Communication

Whilst it is good to be aware of the ways that good communication is necessary in any workplace, it is also good to know the limitations of having bad communication in a business too.

♦ Creates Conflict

With the communication of false or incomplete information, it can result in anger and disputes among staff. For instance, if managers ask employees for the accomplishment of a certain task which they were uncertain of in the first place, this can lead to conflict if the employee has completed the task wrong because this would be a waste of time on the employee's behalf.

♦ Lowers Employee Morale

False or poor communication can reduce the self-esteem among employees, resulting to hatred towards the workplace. For example, if employees try too hard to enhance the success of a place of work when the rumor hovering around is that no effort is being made, employees feel less motivated to bring in greater effort, leading to lower productivity.

♦ More Employee Errors

Unclear instructions from the management result in the heightening of employee errors. Besides, if an employee fails to understand the instructions given, the chances are that the end results will be the opposite of the expected. So, it is necessary for information to be delivered through the right channels, and that employees are encouraged to communicate if they do not understand the given instructions.

 

From the study above, we can conclude that communication is a great tool in every workplace if incorporated in the right way. So, every workplace should enhance good communication skills by training employees on how to deliver information effectively to avoid the challenges that crop up from bad communication.

Adam Robertson is a professional in the office furnishings industry. He works for Allard Office Furniture, an office furniture company which has 18 years of shared experience in office desks, chairs, supplies and accessories. Allard is based in Canning Town London, and has a large stock of quality used and new office furniture, ranging from ergonomic chairs to filing cabinets.

About Tresha Moreland

Tresha D. Moreland, MBA, MS, FACHE, SPHR, SSBBP, founder of HR C-Suite, is an HR thought leader in Human Resource Strategic Management. She has held key human resource leadership roles for over 20 years in multiple industries most recently a senior vice president in the healthcare industry. Tresha is the founder and publisher of HR C-Suite (www.hrcsuite.com). HR C-Suite is a game changer results-based HR strategy website. It is a first-of-it's-kind site that organizes HR strategy based on desired business result. She has developed a business philosophy of integrating human resources with business strategy, thus creating a hybrid HR leadership approach. This approach enables the leveraging human resources to achieve business results.

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