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The value of effective employee communication meetings

by Jun 2, 2022Small Business Leaders

To keep a viable, thriving culture within a small business organization, many companies are hosting ongoing communication meetings. Leaders who want to avoid poor communications between managers and employees organize the sessions. An open-door communication policy is rarely enough for employees to share their opinions. Workers need guidance from leaders, and management needs input from teams for a small business to succeed.

The communications meetings are great opportunities for employees to voice their concerns, and leaders can share what’s happening within the company. Often employees are asked to complete anonymous surveys to express their concerns.

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Four valuable benefits come about from communication meetings:

They facilitate conversations

Even in small businesses, one department may not be aware of the goals of other departments. Having regularly scheduled meetings can reinforce the goals and objectives between management and employees. When employees can communicate directly with leaders, it can improve the openness in employee dialogue.

Encourages involvement and company loyalty

Communication meetings give employees the feeling of being involved with the goals and objectives of the organization. They will feel that their opinions matter to the company and will be more inspired to support company goals. Teams actively participating in an organization’s decisions are generally more productive and will stay with a company longer.

Trusting relationships are a result of good communications

When they feel consulted, employees feel respected by leadership, especially when their opinions are valued. Even though leaders may not choose to share all details behind decision-making, when employees are kept in the loop, it makes them more likely to trust the process of communications.

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Gossip is minimized

Rumors and gossip can arise because employees are left to speculate about what’s going on within an organization. If employees don’t get essential details from leadership, it can damage morale, cause mistrust and uncertainty among workers. When anxiety creeps in, employees can become dissatisfied and look for other opportunities.

Keeping these four benefits of communication meetings in mind can support your organization and keep it running like a well-oiled machine. It is well worth the focus of regular communication sessions.

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