Believe it or not, poor communication at work place will strain the productivity of an organization. Let’s take a look at some of the effects of poor communication in business.
1. Lower Efficiency
Poor communication in business whether written or oral, can obstruct the efficiency of your organization or a specific department. For instance, vague email messages that require clarification, documents that need rewriting due to errors, and uninformed presentations and speeches, can greatly affect the flow of work in the company. Effective business communication skills are crucial to successfully completing any project, large and small. When multiple employees or company departments team up to complete a large project, the value of each department’s skills will increase exponentially. Without implementing clear communication practices, however, company projects will be slow and inefficient to complete.
2. Employee Morale
Business communication skills impact the motivation of employees. A highly communicative and collaborative work environment promotes employee productivity, creativity and inspiration. If communication skills are poor, employees lack enthusiasm in doing their assignments and will question the value of such products. Poor business communication skills will also demoralize the employees because they will be forced to sit through dull and boring presentations where they are provided with unclear instructions on projects, leading to confusion and monotony.
3. Decreased Innovation
If poor communication skills result in the inadequate handling of important projects, this can cripple the company’s innovation and capacity to make positive contributions to society. The capacity to innovate is proportional to the capacity to communicate directions, and to communicate new and exciting ideas and improvements.
To establish a strong business relationship, effective communication practices must be established. Organization should have aware of such problems and work hard with their employees in order to improve company’s performance or productivity.