At the Legacy Creative office, communication is key.
Effective communication is a pillar for any company who strives to work together as a team to achieve their goals and maintain their values along the way.
As we looked at what communication means to us and how it helps us to thrive, we came up with a list of 5 Reasons Why Communication Is Key. We hope sharing this list with you will help you to understand the importance of being able to communicate honestly and openly with your office.
A Means to Excel
Clear communication helps to propel you towards what it is you most desire out of life. When you’re able to properly express yourself and your vision, people are able to better understand what it is you want.
In an office, when you’re able to confidently speak up towards what tasks you want to work on, what brings you joy, what makes you anxious, what you like and don’t like, you’re more likely to excel at what you do and therefore do your part to help push the business forward.
A lot can go awry when something gets lost in translation. Have you ever played a game of broken telephone? That’s the perfect example of how one message can get completely misconstrued into another.
When you’re sharing information with another colleague, ensuring you’re clear and upfront about the task and your expectations will serve you both.
Be sure to include any and all details as they relate to the project, as over-communicating won’t hurt in these situations.
Develop Strong Relationships
As key as communication is in a personal relationship, it is for a professional relationship.
You spend the majority of your time with those you work with, so investing time in these relationships is key. They’re the people who will understand what you’re going through at work, who will celebrate you through the highs and support you through the lows. How do you build that relationship? Through communicating. Getting to know one another. Listening. Helping each other to grow and learn.
Going into work each day is a lot more fun when you’re walking into a group of friends you can be productive with and silly with.
The process of growth comes largely from your ability to communicate. If you’re able to share what it is you need, what you want to learn and gain, then you’re that much closer to achieving it.
Asking a question to better educate yourself and further understand a concept is a perfect example of how communication can help you to grow. Never be afraid to ask a question if it means helping you to grasp a concept and evolve.
Remember, there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
Having someone in your corner you can trust is a wonderful feeling. It’s the process of building that trust that relates back to your communication skills. When you can be open and honest with someone, when you can effectively share your thoughts and feelings, you’re well on your way to building that trust.
You’re opening the door for the other person to confide in you as well.
At the workplace, the occasion often arises where you’ll have to pass a task onto someone else. You do so trusting that the other person will take care of things for you. This is because you’ve clearly communicated what it is you need done and you trust that they understand considering you’ve established an open line of communication.
If you’re looking to build trust among your peers, you need to be open and honest with your communication.
Communication can certainly be a challenge for some, but it’s not all that difficult to overcome.
Practice listening to your words as they come out of your mouth. Are they clear? Do they send the appropriate message? Do you even understand what you said?
Then, practice your words before they even come out of your mouth. Is what you’re trying to communicate going to be received properly? How can you word it so it is?
And remember to listen. Communication is nothing if the other person isn’t truly listening. Don’t listen with the intent to respond, listen with the intent to really hear what’s being said.
We hope your week is full of clear communication and massive wins!