When it comes to running a business it’s not always just about the customers. While you need them in order to stay in business, you also need a good team of workers that can get the job done on the inside. Without them, there would be no business to give to the outside world.
You need to be able to communicate with your team and do it effectively. Here are some things that will help make that happen.
Have An Online Hub
It helps to have a base of communications for your team. Having one that is online based is good for businesses that have a brick and mortar entity and for those that are virtually based only.
Having a hub where people can communicate openly so that everyone is in on what’s going on is a great way to keep everyone on the same page. You can post available work, communicate about projects, and more.
Conduct Weekly Meetings
Having weekly work meetings works for some businesses and doesn’t work for others. If you spend time researching the subject you’ll find that out. However, it’s a great way to get everyone together and make a plan of action for the work week.
If your business is a virtual one you can still have weekly meetings. There are plenty of online options for group video meetings and for conference calls. Use these when you need to get with a team that isn’t all located under the same roof or even in the same state or country.
Encourage Open Communication
If you want a team that communicates well then you need to encourage them to do so. That means letting them know that their opinions matter and giving them feedback when it’s needed. Have an open door policy where employees and team members can bring in their ideas and actually have them listened to.
If your team can trust that their opinions and ideas matter they will continue to do good work, and do more of it. If they feel like their opinions don’t matter it can make them not want to try as hard and they could be spending time looking for a more appreciative boss in another business.
Use Social Media
Social media is so much more than just a place for friends and families to keep in touch. It is an excellent asset to businesses, in many ways. In fact, while not advised, many businesses use social media in place of an actual dot com.
You want to be using social media for marketing, but you also want to use it for communication amongst your team members. Group messaging on Facebook is a great thing. It allows you to keep in touch with team members right through your business page. Use it!