Wed 29 Oct 2008
How to Communicate Effectively With Your Employees
Learning how to effectively communicate with your employees may seem like a no brainer. However, many people make critical errors when relaying their expectations to their employees.
The fact is, your actions (or lack thereof) can have a direct impact on employee productivity. Using proper communication methods can help bridge the gap between you and your employees, thus making your business run more smoothly.
When you hire an employee, make sure they clearly understand the full details of the job you are hiring them for. Outline what software programs you use, your expectations of conduct and the actual tasks they will be expected to complete.
When you hire them, have a senior employee train them for their position. Never just throw them into the fire without showing them the ropes.
Have regular employee performance reviews. This gives you an opportunity to reward employees who are performing well in their given position. In addition, it gives you and your employees the opportunity to address any issues they may have regarding the job or their performance.
Open the Lines of Communication
Make sure you have an open door policy to answer employees' questions, so they feel comfortable coming to you when they need something clarified.
Being a good leader involves being a good communicator. Most errors in the workplace are a direct result of improper communication between an employee and their boss. Make sure your employees have clear directions and feedback at all times.
When you take the time to communicate with your employees, errors and misunderstandings can easily be avoided.