Building a culture of trust and motivation within a business is a two-way street built largely on communication. Both employees and management should commit to open dialogue across the board. This may sound simple in theory, but can be difficult to implement. For example, while it may seem easy to celebrate successes together, it’s not always clear how the full team should work to address problems. Inclusive and honest discussion should be the goal, even if there is disagreement. That’s because the process of working through those disagreements is crucial for a healthy workplace culture and high morale.
No matter the structure of your company or the idiosyncrasies of your industry, here are the core principles that should underlie all types of communication to create an atmosphere of trust and keep motivation high.
Employees: speak with authority