When your company started, undoubtedly there were passionate, optimistic and visionary people who led the charge with an idea big enough that it could make a difference, and be profitable.
As the years go on, though, the idealism of those first few years fade as you face the reality of the challenges all businesses face. For many businesses, the culture can grow stale and some bad habits can take root.
One of the biggest contributing factors to a negative workplace culture we see is poor communication. The core values which defined the very life of your business become no more than a poster on the wall, because what really matters to the business isn’t being communicated effectively.
Communication is so important to the health of your company that, in most instances, healthy communication processes can fix nearly any problem.
Think about your last workplace conflict: if you boil it down, did it all come down to poor communication? Did one employee make an assumption, or have a false expectation, or a misunderstanding of another? Did someone feel undervalued, unappreciated, or sidelined? Communication is at the center of most workplace conflict.
Your business is likely seeing the symptoms of poor communication in many ways: are you having a hard time retaining staff? Does onboarding new staff take longer than you think it should? Is it hard to enact new policies and procedures?
At Retriever Digital Signage, we have been afforded the opportunity to become communications experts, working for 35 years with our clients to help them communicate more effectively.
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