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Keep In Touch! Improving Your Business Communication Comprehensively

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Communication is crucial, not just because it nurtures better relationships but it gives us that opportunity to comprehensively connect with everybody. We are living in a moment where communication is more important than it’s ever been. But when you start to think about communication in terms of business it’s not just about a random email but it’s about making sure that you cover every single base. And with this in mind, what are the things that we can all do to make sure that our business communicates in a better way, but also does it quicker?

Instant Access

We live in an age where we have to jump through numerous hoops in order to access certain parts of a business system. And this is something that can eat into our productivity. If you are one of those people that needs numerous tabs open at any one time you know how much of a painstaking process it can be. But instead, if you start to think about instant access through apps where your employees can gain entryway to a certain system or even have a scannable code, it allows people to access certain documents quickly. Having a scannable QR code can help when you are trying to blend the digital world with paper documents. Having a QR code on a piece of paper can make things so much easier rather than giving detailed instructions.

The Right Cloud Software

As the right tools are crucial for effective communication you’ve got to find the best ones with the most useful communication methods. An example is VoIP. Voice-Over-Internet Protocol is not just something that allows you to make phone calls through your computer but it’s a one-stop-shop that allows you to communicate with everybody in a way that they prefer. And this is something that we’ve all got to bear in mind. Some people are busy so they don’t want to be bothered through incessant messages. Other people may prefer a swift phone call so they can get back to the task. And this is something that we’ve all got to bear in mind. Communication only works when it’s getting the desired effect.

The Importance Of Feedback

We can get the right tools and find ways for people to instantly access certain documents to save time but in order to improve upon these, we’ve got to get feedback. When you are communicating with clients you’ve got to make sure that they are happy with your communication methods. If you are forever sending emails, how do you know if they’ve read them properly? It’s far better for you to find the right approach that keeps everyone happy. And also when you start to think about communicating beyond the standard email or phone call, for example, video messaging or sending an audio document to someone, it can be quicker for you to create these things. Communication is not just about making it easier but it’s about making it quicker for both sides. And when we are bogged down by various technology, sometimes we can forget how to communicate things simply.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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