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Open Communication In the Workplace: Why It Matters More Than You Think

Open Communication In the Workplace: Why It Matters More Than You Think

Good communication is vital to business operations and a clear flow of information is important to productivity. When there is a two-way communication between managers and employees, everyone has a chance to contribute.

A business climate where open communication is encouraged helps in developing a more collaborative, engaged workforce. Informed employees will have a better understanding of business goals and their own role in the company mission. A culture of sharing information also helps in recruiting and retaining new talent.

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Beyond the “People First” Adage

“Putting People First” is more commonly preached but less followed in reality. What we observe is corporate executives and HR managers have been offering good lip service to this idea and advocating the principles to place people at the epicentre of an organisation success. However, in reality, a lot more is easier said than done.

This piece seeks to look beyond the “people first” adage and talks about the challenges to infusing transformation in the workplace culture. A healthy workplace culture attracts and retains the best talent, since the people are satisfied in their job roles and happy. Indeed, there is no counter thought on why not to place people first.

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