Definition of Communication
This is not a theoretical, abstract, and academic definition of communication; rather, this is a practical leadership instrument:
Communication is a tool that allows you to improve the performance of your employees, it allows you to improve the performance of the teams within your company, and it allows you to improve the performance of your entire organization, all with the common purpose to execute your organization’s strategy, reach your Vision, and fulfill your organization’s Mission.
If your communication is effective … At the employee level, it allows you to provide feedback in an ongoing basis, make agreements, conduct performance conversations, etc.At the team level, it allows you to build an open communication environment that facilitates the creation of commitment, the creation of breakthrough ideas, the creation of trust, etc., and it allows you to build a top of the line decision-making process. At the organizational level, it allows you to align your whole company in order to reach desired results.
To make this definition of communication operational - with specific skills - take a look at these resources:Small Group CommunicationTechniques for Effective CommunicationEffective Workplace CommunicationBarriers to Effective CommunicationCommunication ExerciseDefinition of ConflictConflict Resolution Tips
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