5 Communications Best Practices to Adopt Now

Communication is essential to a productive workplace. This rings especially true if the workplace includes employees working from a variety of remote locations. Email, text messages, voice calls, video meetings, etc., are all part of a modern communications strategy.

How can your organization make the most of its internal communications? Successful communication today requires a combination of modern technology and traditional techniques. Failing to embrace communication best practices could result in inefficient collaboration and a fractured workforce.

Why It’s Important to Improve Communications

Communication has become more complex as the workplace environment has become more varied. Many companies have multiple locations that need to coordinate and communicate with one another. Some employees are on the road while many more, especially since COVID-19, are working from home. Getting everybody together in a conference room is simply no longer feasible. Communication has to take place via other methods and channels, utilizing both existing and newly developed technologies.

Today’s faster-paced society also demands faster responses when we do communicate. You can’t wait for someone to receive a letter via postal mail or even overnight via FedEx. Employees, business partners, suppliers, and customers demand immediate replies. Questions have to be answered now, files have to be available now, and decisions have to be made now. The business world has been absorbed into our evolving on-demand culture, and communications have to evolve to keep pace.

5 Best Practices for Communications

1. Use the Right Tool for the Right Message

2. Be Clear and Concise

Clear communication means ensuring that everyone gets the correct message. Don’t leave anything to chance — include all necessary information and instructions.

Concise communication means saying just what needs to be said and nothing more. There is such a thing as over-communicating — repeating the point wastes valuable time and annoys other employees.

The trick is to communicate just enough to understand the message, but not so much that it is repetitive.

3. Keep Remote Workers Engaged

At the same time, you have to be aware that remote workers like to work on their own time and at their own pace. You need to draw them into conversations and not expect an immediate response at all times of the day. They may be busy doing something else.

4. Track Key Metrics

5. Secure All Communications

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Originally published at https://wickr.com on April 28, 2021.

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