Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Are you open, honest and assertive?

Are you open, honest and assertive?

When asked which employees they would keep when it comes to communication skills, employers say, "The ones who can most effectively communicate their needs, preferences, ideas, and feelings to their customers, co-workers, and our organization."

Employers and employees today share a common complaint:  the need for better communication in their organizations. The problem seems to be widespread and fairly typical.

Effective communication allows individuals and the organization to thrive and be successful.  However, the environment in which communication takes place must be conducive for communication success by including an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, and willingness to listen to one another.

To build a climate of trust and keep relationships strong and healthy, both parties must commit to being direct with one another. All forms of manipulation, threats, gossip, tattling, intimidation, and behind-the-back game playing must be eliminated in order for trusting relationships to exist.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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