Change can bring about a stressful and difficult time for members of any organisation.
However, the situation can be greatly exacerbated if employees feel like they are being kept in the dark about matters affecting them.
Managers play a large role in their organisations, not only in terms of delegation and strategy, but in how much stress they can parlay unto their colleagues.
One study found that 7 out of 10 employees blame their boss for increasing their stress levels.
Whether you have just been promoted to a managerial role, or you are simply looking to improve your leadership skills, most sources will tell you the most important skill all managers need is good communication.
It’s easy enough to say that leaders must be able to explain their thoughts clearly and listen to their staff, but what does communication competence actually consist of? Learn More
All managers and leaders I speak with say they never have enough time, so why am I adding to their burden by saying they must write a blog? The answer is quite simple, it is a perfect communication channel to let staff know what you are thinking and to convey and reinforce core messages. Spending perhaps one hour writing a blog will save you far more time repeating the same message over and over again during meetings and calls.