This Article comes to you courtesy of Donna Powell
In the previous video tip I talked about external communication – with customers and suppliers. Equally important is how you communicate within your organization, i.e, with your team members or your staff.
When you first start building your business you’ll probably be a one-man (or woman!) band – doing everything yourself – answering the phone, responding to emails, managing the website, writing all the copy, doing the accounts etc etc. But as you become ever more successful, you’ll employ or contract people to carry out various parts of your business for you. This means you can stay in your flow and focus on the things you want to.
Why You Need To Communicate With Your Team
As you grow, effective communication between you and the members of your team becomes more and more vital. Why?
- So everyone in the team gets exactly what they need to know to do their job effectively
- You can inspire and incentivise your team making sure everyone is heading in the same direction towards your vision
- To teach and train your team
- For team connection and bonding
How Do You Communicate With Your Team?
Within Shift, we have employees in Australia and the UK. This means that somewhere in the world there is someone working on the business 24 hours a day.
One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot is how do we manage that? So here’s a peek behind the scenes of what works for us and 4 of the tools we use for effective internal communication:
The 4 Steps To Effective Communication
There are many tools out there that you can use in your business to communicate with your team. For us, having a variety of options available allows us to pick the right one for the situation and gives us the flexibility to ensure we can communicate dynamically and stay connected as a team.
So, why not focus on how effective communication would benefit your business and then see which of these above tools you could implement now. Good luck!