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Communication Styles that Work

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Communication Styles that Work

Communication is often perceived as someone else’s job.
Leaders spend their time and resources focusing on goals
that directly contribute to the bottom line,
not knowing that communication does too!

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Poor communication is one of the most counter-productive problems faced in business today.  You’ll gain a number of useful insights to identify areas of poor communication and logical, step by step techniques that help you eliminate barriers to productivity in your job and make you and your organization more productive and effective.

Participants will learn a systematic approach to communicating which supports productivity improvements.  The elements of productivity are analyzed in relationship to the methods and formats available for communicating.

Elements of productivity

  • Goals — clarity and commitment
  • Methods and procedures — effective and efficient
  • Energy and effort — direction and duration


Communication in organizations — characteristics and problems

  • Communicating with bosses
  • Lateral communication with colleagues
  • Communicating while supervising
  • Grapevine communication


Formats for communication

  • Matching purpose to method
  • Understanding preferences
  • Flexibility and clarity


 A systematic approach to communicating about problems

  • How to communicate the situation
  • How to analyze the response
  • Categorizing the problem
  • Adapting your approach systematically

This seminar is designed for supervisors and managers, who will find it extremely useful for targeting their communication. Anyone working on a team can utilize the information from this seminar to improve individual and team functioning.

Let’s explore the possibilities of having this program at your facility. Paula.Seiwert@wichita.edu

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