Communication is a vital part of the business puzzle. If employees aren’t able to communicate with each other from their office desks, to the highest quality, misunderstandings can easily happen, leading to office conflict in the worst case scenario. In addition, the ability to be able to communicate effectively with customers and clients is vital to business success.
We know what communication is, e.g. talking, messaging, emails, and basically sharing information, but how can you ensure that the communication which takes place in your office space is the best it can possibly be. Here are five must haves to add to your list.
- A Quality Internet Connection – If you are going to be communicating with remote workers and freelancers, and if home workers are going to be check in with the office regularly, a high quality Internet connection is required. This is also important for checking messages from customers and clients.
- Ensure Everyone Checks Their Messages – Whilst it’s not a good idea to be refreshing your inbox every five minutes, regular checking your messages and emails is vital if you want to stay up to date with everything that is going on whilst sat working at your office tables.
- Group Messaging Apps Are Useful – Using a group messaging app, such as WhatsApp, is ideal for keeping everyone in the loop about work-related issues and can help to build up a ‘family feel’ within the office space.
- Ensure You Have High Quality Video Calling Software – If you are going to be using video calling, make sure that you have the best software to allow you to make quality calls, without buffering and the image breaking up.
- Ensure Remote Workers Know to Check in Regularly – The main problem with employing remote workers is communication break downs. Avoid this problem by ensuring everyone knows to check in regular for catch ups, communicating issues accordingly.
Ticking these boxes will ensure that communication is ideal, from your reception chairs right up to your CEO office desk!
Do you have any other ideas to add?