Communication is Critical to Small Business and Organizational Success
"Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can't get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even matter." — Gilbert Amelio President and CEO of National Semiconductor Corp
Day to day operations require communication skills. These skills encompass more than just talking. Often there are barriers to successful communication. Some of these barriers can include:
Failure to Listen
Attitudes & Egos
Concerns regarding Authority or Hierarchy
Focus or Listening Problems
Knowledge or Lack of Knowledge Issues
Cliques and/or Groups
Lack of Understanding of Company/Organization Vision or Strategy
In order to fix these issues an understanding of them, how they effect business, and how to fix them is required. Often companies lament these issues but do little to fix them. In a day and age where communication skills are critical, the entire company needs to understand how to communicate successfully. Intrinsic Echo can provide consulting, classes, and seminars for your organization or business. Here are just some of the topics we can cover:
Communication Skills: Learning the different aspects and the roles each person plays in them is important for good communication skills. This topic covers not only the communication process but ways to bring success to communication and eliminate potential issues.
Listening Skills: There is more to listening than just being there and hearing. Active Listening is important as is understanding. This topic covers ways to be a more active listener and ways to eliminate distractions.
Communicating the Vision: Many times the upper management understands the company's vision or strategic goals but employees further down the organizational chart do not. This topic addresses communicating the vision and making sure employees understand how their day to day job contributes to that vision.
Problem Solving through Communication: Often employees will see issues or even solutions to issues but fail to communicate them. This failure to communicate can be due to different reasons. This topic addresses management issues with creating an environment of open communication as well as addressing employees reasons of why they don't communicate problems, potential problems, or potential solutions.
Creative Thinking and Creative Approach: Many times we hear "out of the box thinking" and think this has become an overused term. In some ways it has and is has lost its appeal. This topic will address issues with why employees and management don't approach situations creatively and will show managers and employees tools to stimulate creative thought and problem solving as well as ways to eliminate obstacles to creative thinking and approach.
If you are interested in speaking with Intrinsic Echo to facilitate more effective communication in your small business or organization, please contact us through the contact tab on our website or call us at: 770-954-5970
"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." — Mark Twain
When important skills and values become natural and naturally repeat to bring success