5 Tips To Fix Your Broken Communication And Build Trust
The business world is bereft of trust, studies suggest, but elevated communication may be the solution. Here are five ways to increase engagement, spark innovation, and improve workplace relationships.
Leadership is facing a crisis–trust is at an all-time low in workplaces across this country. According to Edelmans Trust Barometer for 2013, 82% of people dont trust business leaders to tell the truth, and Gallup continues to report 70% of employees are disengaged at work.
No longer can bosses announce initiatives expecting quick staff alignment, use organizational spin to effectively calm rumors, or assume one-way communication will fuel results.
Elevated communication includes everything from the art of asking the right questions to thoughtful transparency, and its grounded in authenticity, compassion, integrity, and intention. Here are five ways you can elevate your communication:
1. Get perspective on what matters to others.
2. Increase dialogue with everyone involved.
3. Practice thoughtful transparency.
4. Contribute gratitude.
5. Align words and actions.