As a big ice hockey fan one of the phrases I hear a lot from the coaches and players when things aren’t going well is “we have to simplify our game.”
It’s the same when communication isn’t going well in your workplace.
So, this will be a simple communication assessment tip for you.
There are three fundamental types of communication issues you may be experiencing, it’s either:
- Too Little Communication:
This commonly referred to as a “lack of communication.” This creates mind-reading & assumptions being made, and the rumor mill.
- Too Much Communication:
Creates confusion, lack of clarity around priorities, mixed-messages, duplication of efforts.
- Wrong Type/Style of Communication:
Often the medium doesn’t match the message or the audience/recipient, tone and body language is inappropriate, the communication occurs in the wrong environment, etc.
Where do you find most of your workplace communication problems? Please leave a comment below and add to the discussion.
For another resource to help you with communication in your workplace take a look Your Championship Small Business Podcast launching this week.
To learn more and subscribe to the podcast go to this webpage and you’ll be forever invited to the monthly interviews. The first episode will be released tomorrow, Tuesday, January 17.
The first episode is with strategy and innovation expert Kaihan Krippendorff the author of the best seller, “OutTThink the Competition.”
Additionally, we’ll be starting Championship Small Business Facebook Discussion Group, which you will also be invited to join once it’s ready to go.
To sign up, go here: www.YourChampionshipCompany.com/Pages/JoinPodcast
‘til next time, remember, Communicate With Power!