In all the years that I have been in ministry, there is one subject that has caused more trouble than any other. It is bad communication!
Clear communication is an absolute necessity for any group of people to achieve their goals and develop a teamwork approach.
Here are seven facts to consider:
1 – Clear Communication Will Clarify Purpose
Do the people of your church, charity organization, volunteer group or business have a clear understanding of the group’s purpose? Clarity of purpose is essential.
2 – Clear Communication Will Destroy Confusion
Confusion is a destructive force. Robert Frost once said, “I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.” However, you define confusion, one thing is for sure, clearly communicating will destroy confusion.
3 – Clear Communication Will Not Play the “Guessing Game”
A game of guessing is behavior in which the person has to correctly guess the answer. This kind of behaving will only estimate or suppose without sufficient information. Clear communicators do not guess.
4 – Clear Communication Will Place Value on the Opinions of Every Person
How much do you value the opinions of other people? Do you give people time to express their views, even if you do not agree with them?
5 – Clear Communication Will Create an Environment of Trust
People will know when you trust them. They will also find out when you do not trust them. Creating an environment of trust will encourage everyone in the group to feel that they are valued.
6 – Clear Communication Will Create an Ability to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Clearly communicating will draw on a wealth of resources within a group. Bad communication can produce fatigue and burnout.
7 – Clear Communication Will Help Reach Goals and Targets Quicker
Being able to communicate in a clear fashion help every organization to achieve their goals and hit their targets much faster. Having to repeat over and over again due to confusion and a lack of clarity will cripple any group of people.
What do you think about these seven basic steps to develop clear communication?