Employee communication is never an easy task. Add negative feedback to the mix and it is even more challenging. There’s a critical balance that leaders need to strike between communicating an issue and empowering their employees to correct the problem (as opposed to making them feel inadequate or incapable).
From the lack of technology to poor planning, any number of variables can derail your teams communication.
“Dr. Sharkey, as I’m sure you’ve heard, financial experts predict a recession in 2020. Understandably, this sends some employees into a panic. Panic often leads to a loss in productivity or even retention. What can I do to keep my team calm with the predicted recession?”
Leadership communication is pushed to the back of the ‘urgent’ to-do list more frequently than most want to admit. The complexity of verbal and non-verbal cues, mixed with employees’ vast emotions can be challenging to grasp. Still, the standard of leadership communication is viewed as having general conversations and sending scheduled emails.
Many of your employees are likely waiting to receive a promotion they’ve worked so hard to earn. They’ve proven they’re good at their jobs, are hitting goals, and collaborate with co-workers well.
Promotions are earned. This is something most leaders and employees have a mutual understanding of. What sends this communication off the rails is when an employee believes they’ve earned a promotion before you feel they’re ready.
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Employee communication is a complicated process. Even some of the best and brightest business leaders haven’t mastered the skills of effectively connecting with employees.
You’ve been chipping away at your new employee communication goals for a few months. If you’re like many internal communicators, however, tackling those goals has been slowed by various unexpected snags early in the year.