Poor communication causes low morale

A January 2014 article in the Society for HR Management found that the greatest source of low workplace morale is poor communication. Just over a third of the respondents felt this way. The next biggest cause of low workplace morale was micromanagement. The good news is that effective communication skills can be learned. More often than not managers don’t take time to listen to employees  either because they are busy or because they are afraid that listening might be that they have to agree with what their employees have said.

Great communication takes time and requires focus. Don’t have time to listen? Tell your employee or manager and find a better time to connect. When you are listening be sure you put all the focus on the other person to ensure they felt heard.

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