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The importance of good communication during a crisis cannot be overstated. Employers are constantly seeking new ways to improve team communication and motivate employees in these challenging times.
Fremont, CA: The covid-19 has brought numerous challenges, not least of all remote working. Lockdown forced thousands of businesses to close, sending employees home for the foreseeable future.
The importance of good communication during a crisis cannot be overstated. Employers are constantly seeking new ways to improve team communication and motivate employees in these challenging times. Remote working is still underway for many businesses.
What Makes Employee Communication Important?
Effective communication is an essential business tool that can help increase productivity, develop fruitful relationships, and further your company's success.
Furthermore, regular communication helps employees feel part of something larger, motivating them to be more loyal to their employers. Here are three tips to improve employee communication in your organization.
Invest 10 minutes a day
Offices are busy places where dozens of decisions are made every day. Therefore, setting aside time for team meetings can be difficult - a challenge only made more challenging with more and more people now working from home.
You can improve employee communication by scheduling just 10 minutes of catch-up time via video conferencing every day; schedule a meeting and chat regularly with your team daily or bi-daily.
By dedicating just 10 minutes at the start of the day, you can ensure that everyone is on track with their tasks and discuss any problems. It's a great way to start the day off right and doesn't always have to feel awkward.
Make use of the communication applications
When you manage a large team, keeping in touch with everyone can be difficult. In addition, it cannot be easy to schedule meetings per person if you do not have enough time.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many companies have benefited from mobile and web applications to improve their communication. Besides well-known communication-based apps like WhatsApp and Slack, you can use Trello and Zapier to stay in touch even when nobody is at the office.
Newsletter updates for the entire company
Did you know that 71 percent of employees feel they miss out on company news? Remote working has significantly widened this gap, with many employees feeling more disconnected than ever. So, even when your employees are not at work, it is important to let them know they are still valuable members of the team.
This can be accomplished through a newsletter that highlights recent company news, such as new clients and success stories. It could even include commending/recognizing employees who have gone above and beyond during a lockdown.
Using a company newsletter is a great way to keep employees informed and to ensure that communication is clear and consistent. According to surveys, 85% of employees feel highly motivated when they receive regular company updates.