The 4 Key Elements of Effective Communication

One of the leading factors in determining the success or failure of organizations is the effectiveness of their people to properly communicate with each other. To verify the importance your people place on communication, check your employee survey results. You’ll likely find several issues all pointing back to a lack of true communication. For both small and large organizations to be successful; one must understand what is meant by effective communication and how to achieve it. Here are four key elements to effective communication:

  1. Meeting Structure: By creating a standard agenda in a face-to-face environment, you can ensure clarity of the message and know that everyone will speak the same language.
  2. Standardized Frequency. With everyone having an established rhythm for when communication will occur, you will establish a foundation for timely completion of tasks.
  3. Provide Connectivity. With a built-in process for passing and receiving critical information, you’ll create direct links from top to bottom and bottom to top.
  4. Forward-Looking Mindset. While reporting on the present, leaders and employees can look ahead to “what’s next” and discuss best practices for taking issues head-on.

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