The Smart Manager : 2019-02-12

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Lend An Ear Nelson

lend an ear Nelson ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 39 www.thesmartmanager.com The Smart Manager Jan- Feb 2019 Below are ways to better communicate with groups have a morning huddle in which each member of team reports what they are working on and if they need any help conduct town hall style meetings with members of upper management host CEO-led breakfasts or brown-bag lunches take questions in advance of a meeting or allow them to be written on index cards, anonymously record meetings and distribute the recordings to those who are unable to attend set up a blog site for your CEO to provide feedback around issues of importance Improving listening and two-way communication also helps to create an inclusive environment. This means drawing out quieter participants and encouraging them to have a voice. It also means being aware of when team members cut off others while another member is trying to make a point so you can establish guidelines for interruptions women face in the workplace from their male colleagues. Establishing a level of respect during team meetings is crucial for not only making female employee voices heard but also for making all employees or team members feel valued. Below are strategies that you can use to minimize interrupters: to hear yours” or just “I am not quite done speaking, if you would not mind letting her/his thought. I am interested in hearing the rest of what he/she has to say.” if this is a consistent interrupter, have a side conversation with the offender. as a manager, set the tone and reiterate that everyone has a lot to offer and that one Improving listening and two-way communication also helps to create an inclusive environment. This means drawing out quieter participants and encouraging them to have a voice. in summary and have no time left to focus on what is important—namely their people. The art of listening and creating two-way communication are essential elements in successful employee engagement. Do managers take time to get to know employees, allow them to ask questions, ask for their input, listen to their concerns, and thank them for their contributions? If so, employees and teams are much more likely to feel trusted and respected and valued in working for that manager—and the organization. * https://www.peoplematters.in/article/employee-engagement/role-of-communication-in-employee-engagement14496?utm_source=peoplematters&utm_medium=interstitial&utm_campaign=learnings-of-the-day

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