A lack of high-quality communication is the most common and destructive issue I see in almost every business I work with. What causes this great lack of communication? Simple – not understanding how to communicate effectively with each of the different personalities in the organization.
Why is this so important? There are several issues that come out of bad communication, including:
- Lower productivity
- Employee turnover
- Having to redo misunderstood work
- Lost sales
And those are just a few things that cost your organization a lot of money!
Here’s why good communication is so important:
How many of us have given direction to someone, and the person we talk to gives us the deer-in-the-headlights look? The funny thing is, we’re wondering what’s wrong with the person. Don’t they understand what I’m telling them? I know they’re smart, why aren’t they getting this?
The truth is, the problem isn’t with them, it’s with us. We give information exactly the same way we receive information. So if you’re anything like me, you like information in soundbites, short and sweet. That’s the way I want to receive information.
If the person I’m speaking with needs details, I can promise you I’m giving them information the wrong way, and it’s going to cause them to fail. This goes both ways – team members and leaders.
Every time I teach an organization about personality styles, and it gets implemented in the organization, what follows is the comment,
“We had no clue how chaotic life was inside of our organization until we learned how to communicate the correct way.”
Understanding personality styles is vital to every single team member on your team. In fact, it’s so important, that it’s one of the most requested topics for me to speak about. That’s why I’ve created a video and workbook to take your entire team through!
It will show each team member how they think, process, and what they can do to improve their communication with others. As well as how to execute with their style, how each style distracts from and sabotages communication, and how each person can destroy the obstacles and dysfunction of low communication in the team.
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