“Dear Dr. Sharkey, I continue hearing experts discuss the importance of AI in the workplace. To some degree, I agree with their remarks. AI can improve productivity through automation capabilities. However, I’m just not seeing how it will create a more human workplace. Do you think we can actually create deeper, more meaningful connections with AI?”
Nobody wants to work in a toxic work environment. As a leader, you hold the culture and attitude of your workplace as one of your most important areas of focus.
But managing conflict, identifying issues, and keeping your cool can be a full-time job -- and exhausting at that. We reached out to industry experts to find out their most effective communication tips for maintaining a positive work environment to give you a leg-up on keeping toxicity out of your office. Here is what they had to say:
Being grateful is a true key to success for business leaders. The intentional act of taking time to consider all the co-workers and experiences that impact your life is both healing and humbling.
Workforce communication is a crucial tool in building a strong company culture. Unfortunately, internal outreach email open rates tend to be relatively low, especially when it comes to general company information like newsletters, company updates, and HR announcements. In fact, our own prospects here at EmployeeChannel report that more than 60 percent of internal communications go unread.
EmployeeChannel is committed to bringing you information on bettering your organization through internal communications and employee engagement. We’ve put together the latest trends to help you stay up-to-date and ready to tackle your organization’s challenges.
Interaction with an introvert can sometimes lead to a lot of…quietness. By nature, one-third of our population falls into the “introvert” category. Without effective leadership communication and an understanding of what makes introverts thrive, managers might find themselves falling into the belief of the common myth that introverts are timid, neurotic, or disinterested in their work.
The Enneagram, a nine-point personality type system, is used to determine people’s basic personality types. There is an internal structure within each of the nine personalities. That structure is the continuum of behaviors, attitudes, defenses, and motivations. It’s safe to assume, then, that Enneagram types can determine how employees communicate with authoritative figures, especially company leaders.
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.