The Power of Real Communication

Have you ever been at a company where there’s little interaction with your boss?

You may chit-chat and say hello, talk about the weather, or the kids. Something is missing.

The chit-chat rarely leads to a conversation about your job, your aspirations, and how you’re doing.

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That something is real communication.

Communication is defined as: The imparting or exchanging of information or news.

Real communication goes deeper than this definition.

It involves taking the time to get to know the employees. Finding out their dreams and passions. If things are going well at work. If their job is still fulfilling.

Uncovering these issues is vital to the continuing growth of your organization.

Here are three steps that you can take to probe deeper and show your employees that you are open to communication: