Ways to encourage communication in your office

To improve relationships and efficiency in your work place, create an atmosphere of open communication.

Motivational speaker Paul J. Meyer once said, “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” Professionals must be aware that communication is key to success. However, it takes training and practice to create a working environment where people are comfortable communicating. To improve relationships and efficiency in your work place, create an atmosphere of open communication. Take a look at a few suggestions for encouraging communication in your office below:

Encourage respect
The first and most important aspect of encouraging communication in the workplace is making respect a priority. It is normal and usually okay for coworkers to joke around with each other, but it is vital that everyone understands the difference between respectful playfulness and bullying. Post your company’s policies regarding employee conduct in a public place, like the break room, to make sure everyone has access to the information.

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