Benefits of Improved Workplace Communications


It’s rare to find a small, innovative business that does not allow for open communications inside its office. Most newer businesses have embraced the benefits presented to them by more communication, and have seen how it has grown their business.

There are, however, still some businesses that are behind the times and are currently managing in the old top-down style. These closed-door offices do not facilitate open communication, and can lead to some challenges along the way. Over the next few years, many of these businesses will be moving toward a culture that embraces workplace communication to improve their business processes.

So what are the benefits to improved workplace communications? Here are a few favorites.

Increased Transparency

Gone are the days of closed-door policies in the office. Having open communications and greater awareness as to the ongoing activity inside the company gives each team member the chance to understand how their work is making an impact, and can encourage them to work harder toward their goals.

Increased Innovation

Improving the communications inside the workplace can enhance brainstorming sessions, and allow for teammates to bounce ideas off one another every day, which increases innovation for the business.

Increased Team Building

A closer team yields a more productive team. Allowing for stronger communications between team members increases their relationships and their ability to work well together, thus providing you with a more tightly-knit team to build your business.

Increased Project Completion

When you open the doors to communication inside your business, and your team is working together on their projects, their productivity will inevitably increase. They will be able to chat around each project and task, and work together to build the best ideas for each project and task, and their work will be completed better and faster.

Increased Business Success

With all the benefits outlined above, you can easily see how improved workplace communications can increase the overall success of your business. A stronger, more innovative team that is working hard together will help bring your business into the future with a solid foundation based on effective communication.

If you’re still unsure how to increase your workplace communications, or aren’t sure you want to experience all the benefits it has to offer, start by opening discussions with your senior team members. Then, work together to build out a communicative and collaborative culture in your business today. You won’t regret this decision when you feel the great impact of improved communications in your business.

Article Author: Dana Larson

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The Challenges that Face Each of the 4 DISC Behavioural Styles


As much as it is important to be aware of someone’s strengths and focus on them, it is also very useful to be mindful of their difficulties and what they struggle with. In saying this, remember that someone’s behaviour can be a representation of how they are feeing about themselves, so when you notice these you will understand “it’s all about them” and not you. This level of awareness will allow you to avoid become a casualty of their limitations.

This this context, let’s have a look at each of the 4 styles:
The Dominant (D) style is challenged by being under authority as they like to rule the roost. Being sensitive to others feeling and a friendly approach to people around them is somewhat uncomfortable.

The Inspiring (I) style finds being more credible difficult. They can have a natural flare for forgetting past commitments so it is useful for someone to keep them accountable here.  They may also have a tendency to twist the truth … watch them and keep them honest regarding the facts of a situation.

The Steady (S) behavioural style, being intravert by design, struggles with being decisive. Taking immediate action on issues and being firm are areas of improvement for them. They can do it, but the transition to these new found behaviours can be highly stressful for them … slowly but surely is the best approach for them.

Finally, the Conscientious (C) style often has a cold, clinical and mechanical approach, so caring for others is somewhat unchartered waters for them. They don’t take easily to criticism and hence often end up getting hurt by what others say about them. Lightening up and having fun is also a challenge for them. They can get so bogged down into the details of something and often miss the simple (and possibly lighter) view of a situation.

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