How to Facilitate More Cohesive Communication in Business
Proper communication is one of the keys to having a business that functions well. Everyone has to be on the same page. There are several things that you can do to ensure that the communication is cohesive.
Make the Company’s Mission Clear
In order for everyone to work towards the same goal, they must know the mission. That is why it is important for you to make the company’s mission and goals are clear. Have this mission statement posted in a place where everyone can see it. You may also want to post the statement on your website. If everyone knows what the goals are, then they will be able to communicate more effectively with each other.
Use Peer-to Peer Text Messaging
Many people consider text messaging to be an impersonal form of communication. However, P2P text messaging can help improve communication within the organization. P2P text messaging allows you to send one message to several people at once. Everyone will also be able to respond to the messages quickly.
Create Open Dialogue
Everyone should feel like they can communicate freely and openly. You can have company meetings and encourage comments and questions. People are more likely to communicate when they feel like they are a part of the decision-making process.
Avoid Unnecessary Meetings and Emails
Meetings are important. However, you do not want to bombard your employees with meetings. You may be able to communicate the information that you need over the phone or through email. You also want to avoid bombarding people with emails.
Plan External Events
Many people feel like they know their coworkers because they are with them all day. However, the best way to get to know someone is outside of the workplace. That is why it is a good idea to plan external events on a regular basis. For example, you can plan a party or happy hour after work. This will give everyone a chance to communicate and bond. It will also keep everyone engaged with what is going on.
Good communication will help keep the workplace running smoothly. You can improve communication by making the mission statement clear. You should also use peer to peer text messaging. Unnecessary meetings and emails should be avoided. Furthermore, you will need to plan external events on a regular basis in order to help everyone bond.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.
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