Maybe it sounds clichéd, but think what would happen if you couldn’t communicate for a whole day. Could you delegate work? No. Could you gather information for a report you’re writing? No. Could you coordinate a project with others in your workplace? No. You couldn’t do a single task without conversation of some kind.
Conversation is the technology that allows you to not only manage your environment, but also to:
- Coordinate work effectively,
- Share knowledge, goals and values,
- Generate ideas and clarify requirements,
- Show appreciation or dissatisfaction, and
- Build productive relationships.
This is what employees mean when they say they want more communication from management; they want real and effective conversations that help them do their job. You’d expect the same from applicants of a job you advertise where the Key Selection Criteria includes ‘good communication skills’.
When you are skilled at these types of conversations your business has a strategic advantage over your competition.
We can help you gain this advantage
At The Buchan Institute we support those in leadership to build an environment of respectful and productive communication, the keystone for effectively working together. We help bring humanity back to the workplace, from which arise staff morale, trust and accountability, ensuring the foundations of a sustainable and profitable business.
The businesses that benefit most from upgrading their conversation technology and bringing humanity back to the workplace are those who are experiencing:
- Misunderstanding through poor communication, low morale and lack of trust which affect bottom line performance,
- Stress and overwork,
- Staff who feel more like 'human resources' than the 'Most Important Asset', or
- A noticeable lack of fun.
Our methods are designed for people, not participants or attendees. We allow time to share experiences and enrich the learning of everyone present.
We help an organisation’s teams to work together with understanding and mindfulness.
We provide the tools to make a positive change in each other’s lives and in the workplace.
The Buchan Institute… bringing humanity to the workplace.