Create A Community of Open Communication
Engage your team with dialogue. Your employees have the most customer contact and are a wealth of knowledge about what’s going on in your market.
During these challenging times you don’t want any opportunities missed because of one-way communication. Consult with your employees as teammates, not subordinates.
Give them a chance to contribute to the goals of the organization. Make it okay for employees to share their thoughts without reprimand.
As a manager, I learned that my best work was the result of dialogue with my team. Sometimes they would totally redo my plans but the end result was a masterpiece. Ask your team what opportunities are being missed by not dialoging more frequently.
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