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Practical Communication Tips for Managers

Communication can either make your point valid or invalid. It is essential to become a good communicator, especially if you are managing people. You cannot have a smooth flow of task delegation in ensuring that deliverables are correctly understood in the manner understood by everyone if you deal with communication issues. You can always work on that with these practical communication tips.

For managers who have to deal with people, work, and the overall overseeing of tasks, being a “people person” will help. In becoming one, managers must practice good communication skills.

  1. Do not fret. Just do it.
    Not all managers are extroverted; others are not used to constant communication. Being one, you must stay calm and do what needs to be done. As part of the scope of your work, talking and reaching out to people are necessary. Just speak even if you do not feel like talking because of your mood or inherent nature as an introverted kid. If verbal communication makes you uncomfortable, you can choose to communicate through email or group chats. However, oral communication, if required, will always be better.
  1. Read and listen more to help you share your thoughts better.
    Listening to podcasts or music that motivates you to express yourself better will help you manage people well. Even reading self-help or empowering books about communication will provide you with better ways to become a better communicator. By learning more and exploring further, you determine your weaknesses in interacting with and managing people. This realization will help you begin working on yourself and improve to become a manager who communicates well.
  1. Talk with substance and listen with greater relevance.
    The most common reason some managers have difficulty communicating and interacting with people is the lack of clarity in their thoughts. Having an organized mind will help you talk with substance. As a manager, it is your primary responsibility to clarify issues. Yet, this cannot be done without first clearing your thoughts to have more substantial communication with other people. Listening with greater relevance will also help you improve as a manager. You must remind yourself that even the weirdest things being talked about have relevance that only you can unravel when you patiently link the answers to the question: “what’s in it for me?”

These tips may be practical, but you cannot find them compelling if you take them without action later. A good manager communicates even if his inherent introverted nature dictates not to.

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