Work is the most fun and most rewarding when we feel committed, productive, and conscientious. To actually be committed, productive and conscientious, we must feel valued.
Good communication is an important part of helping people feel appreciated and valued. People like it when they:
- Hear important news first
- Are consulted regularly
- Have their feedback heard
- See their suggestions acted upon
When that type of communication takes place, it helps build relationships, promote mutual understanding, and enable contributions to organizational success.
Communication plays an integral role in the success of UBC. The good news is that communication is a skill that can be learned with practice and the right cultural support.
Invest some time in improving communications and you’ll reap the benefits.