Leaders have one goal, which is to elicit the best performance from their teams and realize their overall visions. To achieve this aim, these managers need strong communication skills. In our Apollo Solutions, Inc. office, these are practices we use to be more effective in sharing information and attaining support from our team:
- Ask People Specifically: To ensure that a task is completed, it is best to assign it to one person. This way, we know who is responsible. When a job is up for grabs, there is a chance that no one will tend to it. Therefore, we should ask.
- Keep Communication Clear and Concise: One of the first lessons we impart in our Apollo Solutions, Inc. training program is the importance of clearly communicating goals using simple terms. This increases the chances that the message will be successfully received and understood. Follow-up questions can further confirm comprehension.
- Speak in Person Whenever Possible: There are many nonverbal nuances that are missed when we communicate only via written word. Even phone conversations don’t transmit facial expressions or body language that can be useful to understand how well a message is received. Our Apollo Solutions, Inc. business model focuses more on in-person contact so that we can visualize other people’s reception more fully and be more empathetic to their needs.
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