Communication is the buzz word in the corporate world, yet managers aren’t provided with the tools or trained to provide employees with the right information. Whatever an employee doesn’t know and is anxious about is an issue for a manager and subsequently reduces performance. Employees create their own perception and this usually decreases their productivity. People get nervous when they don’t know.
So what can a manager do? First you must consider communication to your employees as a “must do” on a regular basis. I found this article on Inc by Nancy Mobley “Need Higher Productivity? Maybe Your Employee Communications Needs a Tune Up.”
Do you consider employee communication a high priority? Studies show that companies with highly effective internal communication programs are more likely to provide a significant return to shareholders and are also more likely to have higher levels of employee engagement and lower employee turnover rates.
In managing employees, are you meeting with your teams on a regular basis, 1:1 with each team member, providing your teams with company information and allowing them to air their concerns? An open dialogue with your employees eliminates anxiety and concerns and allows each person to use their energy to focus on their work. When managing, be aware of how each of your team members use their energy on a regular basis.
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