A Collection of Resources Related To Improving Communication In The Workplace
This post contains a variety of resources selected from some of the top sites that offer tips and insights related to workplace communication. Before you get to the resource section here’s a brief introduction:
Communication in any workplace is very important. Without communication how will the workplace operate?
Here’s an example:
Imagine a manufacturing plant with poor communication. Sales orders come in and the information isn’t passed on to the planning and production departments.
People in the production area are getting paid while they are standing around with nothing to do. The shift manager calls for an early shift and sends people home.
On the other hand, trucks are waiting to get the product loaded so they can ship the order to the customer. The customer is waiting for the product, they have a sale advertised because they ordered large quantities for a discounted price and plan to pass on these savings to their loyal customers.
All of this mess is because one communication was missed. Now you have customers, employees, drivers, supervisors, plant managers, and company owners all angry, disappointed, and upset.
If you look back at most of the mistakes made in your organization, you will find that many of them are because of miscommunication. Many mistakes occur because people have received inaccurate information or no information. If you don’t have the right information, you can guarantee mistakes will be made.
Successful organizations always have clear standard operating procedures (SOPs) for communications within the company. These operating procedures are in place to make sure people that everyone is on the same page.
If changes are made, they are changed in the SOP so everyone can follow it. Clear communication is key for any relationship, whether it’s related to work or your personal life, whether it’s one to one or between a group of people.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that will give you tips and insights related to building your organization’s internal communications.
Improving Communication In The Workplace
In this section, you’ll find tips and insights to help identify and improve strategies that will help improve the communication within your organization. Take that time needed to go through the resources to gain a broad understanding of what you’ll need to do.
PDF’s For Improving Communication
In the resources below you’ll find the PDFs I found that can help you improve communication in your workplace.
PDF’s are great because they are a standard document that prints the same on any printer and display the same on any device. Have a look at the selection below.
Powerpoint For Improving Communication
Here are the PowerPoints I found for communication in the workplace. PowerPoint is handy for training and making effective presentations. Have a look at the collection below.
Fun Ways To Improve Communication
Sometimes to get people involved you need to find entertaining and fun ways. Sometimes “entertaining and fun,” doesn’t work and serious methods work better.
Below is a collection of tips I found that offer fun ways to improve communication at work. Have a look to see what appeals to you.
Improving Communication Between Departments
Communication is the key to eliminate mistakes, boost productivity, and streamline operations. This point is especially true when you have multiple departments in your organization.
In order for all departments to work well with each other effective communication must be practiced. Have a look at the resources I have selected below that can offer tips and insights to help your departments communicate effectively.
How To Improve Verbal Communication
Verbal communication is important. If there is no verbal communication you must have at least written communications in place. Sometimes it is easier to explain something face to face rather than in an email, or memo. There are plenty of ways you can improve your verbal communications for you and your co-workers. The consistent part of any verbal communication is to be clear and concise when you are speaking.
Have a look at the resources I have selected for this section of the post to help you improve verbal communications.
This section contains the courses I have selected for this post. Have a look to see the course structure and topics covered. By looking at topics covered you’ll have an overview of the areas you need to know about.
With most online courses you can learn at your own pace, finish at your convenience, and have access to the material to review whenever you want.
Most books offer a solid structure for the information they cover. By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you’ll want to pay attention to.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Improving Communications
The Latest About Improving Communication In The Workplace
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest related to this topic, including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the latest on what’s happening.