Communicating is one of the essential methods by which people intact. Successfully communicating with others is crucial to survival. Effectively communicating as a manager can be the difference between running a successful business and losing profits. However, this can be a lot more complicated than it might seem. Ensuring that all information is clearly and concisely given and understood is the responsibility of the team managers. To assist managers in this role they’re two different approaches to effectively communicating with their team.
This form of communication style relies on managers and their team members to keep a consistent open dialog back and forth. This method of communication involved the managers listening and discussion issues, and other related topics. For example, a manager would hand out assignments to team members by informing giving them the details of the assignment, making sure they understood the assignment by having them ask questions and remaining in contact with their team member throughout the duration of the assignment. This lets the team members ask any questions that might come up, keep the manager in the loop on developments and setbacks, etc. This allows the managers to keep up to date on team members and their workflows.
This form of communication style separates managers from team members. The manager hands out the workflow to the various team members and lets them run with it. By creating this division between manager and team members keeps the team members from feeling micromanaged or crowded while working on their assigned tasks. This distanced form of communication keeps the lines between team member and team leader clear and understood. This also allows the team manager to dictate what information is and isn’t important to a given assignment.
Regardless of which style of communication a manager decides to use the bottom line is that it is their responsibility to effectively communicate all needed information to their team members. If a team member does not understand or have all the information they cannot be expected to produce a quality product. Effective communication between team members and managers is the single biggest hurdle in the business world. No matter which style you pick as a manager any information or communication you have with team members be it open or limited should be direct and concise. Do not deviate from your intended message. This will cut down on potential confusion with the team member and also make sure that they have a specific direction going forward.