The importance of clear, honest and timely conversation with your workers cannot be overstated.
Especially in ambiguous and changing situations. Like say, a pandemic? Or a new workplace policy or process.
Closing the loop through clear, relevant and timely communication with your workm8tes is essential to avoid misunderstandings, getting change to stick, and making sure no one is left out in the dark.
Many workplaces like to send out an all-staff email informing workers of changes. This works well in some industries – but not manufacturing.
Your workm8tes want face-to-face communication.
Regular team and one-on-one meetings provide this opportunity to connect.
Your one-on-one meetings let you get to know your workm8tes, their goals and strengths and most importantly who they are outside of work.
Regular team meetings are are important opportunity to talk about issues, successes, and challenges as a team. It is also a forum for collective problem solving, process improvement and innovation.
Regardless of the forum you use. Face-to-face, honest and timely communication and action is essential in building trust and creating thriving, safe and productive teams. This is especially important when communicating about change.
Use our honest feedback communication guide to help you tell it how it is.
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Communication is a crucial leadership skill.
Find out how to communicate with impact with your workm8tes.
Just like your conversations about workplace change, including conversations about wellbeing and work-related stress in your regular meetings helps shifts it from the taboo to the norm. Regularly talking with your team8tes about what causes them stress at work (and taking action to address it) is the key to creating a thriving, stress-free, high-performing, and safe workplace.
Take a look at the guide we've developed for you so you can keep no-stress on the agenda.