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Effective communications skills help build stronger teams The more aware a person is about their communication style, the stronger and more effective a communicator that person is. The more aware and more effective a communicator that individual is, the more open that individual is to collaboration. And the more readily available that individual is to articulating and promoting the needs of him or herself and that of the team. What’s more, effective communication, whether at home or work, or any circumstance where a group naturally forms, builds rapport, which then leads to trust. And in a professional capacity, whether that individual is a leader, manager, or employee, trust is the backbone of any productive or positive relationship. In such a relationship, where communication thrives, there is transparency, which means the employees know where they stand, and the manager is able to provide feedback, lead and coach the employee through to their highest potential. Honest, authentic and open communication therefore fosters positive relationships that benefit the individuals in the relationship, then the team, and finally, the organisation. Global presence These days, organisations are playing on a global scale in a much more robust manner. What this means is that we are forced to liaise, communicate and collaborate with individuals from across the waters or be left behind. With everything available at the touch of a button or swipe of a screen, being able to communicate effectively could result in making or breaking a deal or partnership. Cultural differences also enforces a sense of duty of care in the way we articulate what we mean. We are prone to do more research into how we can better engage with the other party, whomever
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they may be. Organisations who work strategically see the value in preparing their employees with effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills so that they are better able to tackle international waters. Start now. Start simply Effective communications is an essential tool for persuading , influencing , inspiring , building rapport and trust , and building stronger relationships . The benefits speak for themselves. So improving one’s communication skills should be an adopted continuous improvement on one’s personal and professional agenda. And it doesn’t have to be such an extensive exercise that overwhelms. Start with the basic principles that you can apply immediately and implement now into your daily habits. Read books on effective communicators, sign up to a workshop that teaches how to listen, watch a video about effective presentations, or read blogs and articles such as these. Or do something as simple as ask someone how their day is going. Then step back. And listen. The true power of effective communication is exactly that, to communicate. So start simply. Start communicating. Establishes Professionalism You might be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Jobs. However, people may not realize that or they’ll think less of you because of your lackluster communication skills.
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