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April 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 215

Effective business communication is one of the most important things to achieve in a work environment, establishing strategies to deal with managerial and domestic issues with in a workplace is vital for a productive and friendly place of work.

So what does effective business communication really mean? Too many people believe that it means "getting want I want" but this is not effective business policy. The correct way to interpretation of an effective communication policy is "getting a common ground for the whole work force". A communication strategy for a workplace facilitates productivity and assists managerial teams in making important decisions in dealing with employee or customers concerns. To establish an effective communication policy a business must ensure all parties get what they want or agree to middle ground, all parties must feel listened to.

When interacting with others in business, too often people miss out the most important aspect of communication, "Listening". Whether working in sales, interviewing for new staff, interacting with your team, developing relationships with suppliers an effective business communication strategy can help deliver better results just by really listening. Through listening to all parties the owner or manager can understand the view of the others before communicating how their wants and needs can be met.

Taking this approach across all aspect of your business can really be a massive benefit in dealing with confrontational situations. Informatively expressing the views of a party to others can really reduce the overall pressure and drama caused in the workplace, thus decreasing the effect on productivity and work relations.

Implementing a communication strategy in the workplace can be somewhat difficult when the workplace has established bad practices. Creating a communication link between all employees can be a good way to start. A good example of this would be a weekly or fortnightly work meeting. This gives all employees the ability to openly express concerns another way is to have anonymous post box for employees to come forward about issues they wish to highlight to managers or owners of the business.

As a manager you should set some time apart to ask your employees "How are things". Getting to know your employees better can make all the difference is disputes. Take the time to listen to and explore the response you get and before long you will have a real insight into the person you have met. Now use your insight to direct your approach for how to communicate with the other person.

Above all else lead by example, how can an employee act in a professional way if their manager displays unprofessional views or attributes in the workplace.

Felicity works as a part time freelance writer for a number of companies in the UK. For more information on media marketing, business coaching and b2b marketing Manchester and surrounding areas, then please visit

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