Posted by: realtormarkpalace | October 14, 2010

Overcoming Communications Styles Can Boost Business Efficiencies

Overcoming Communications Styles Can Boost Business Efficiencies

RISMEDIA, October 13, 2010–Ever find that there is one co-worker that is harder to get along with than the others? It might be because you have different communication styles. However, in the work environment, especially in a small business, employees and managers have to get along to meet the bottom-line.

Small- to medium-sized business (SMB) expert Denise O’Berry offers advice on how to work with others more effectively by using the I Opt® assessment tool, a proven technique to help identify four key communication styles in the workplace. O’Berry provides insights on what each style looks like in the business environment and how to best work with each one for a positive and productive office environment. Small businesses can visit http://www.telephones.att.com/smb for O’Berry’s advice and learn more about communicating with their employees.

What Communication Style are You?

Trying to work with introverts and extroverts, and ensure that everyone is playing nice in the cubicle sandbox can be challenging. However, examining employees’ communication styles can help turn any team into a powerhouse by leveraging the strengths of each person. Most people can fit into one of four communication styles:

* Relational Innovator — This is an idea person who will communicate in “big picture” terms. A phone call is a great way to help them throw out ideas that pop in their heads.
* Logical Processor — This person communicates by finding the process of a situation and is very detail oriented. Social media is the worst way to communicate with them, as you can’t give enough details in 140 characters!
* Hypothetical Analyzer — The Hypothetical Analyzer loves to discover the “why” by digging deeply into a discussion to dissect all the elements. Managers should arrange a meeting or phone call to answer questions and help them explore the various options of a problem.
* Reactive Stimulator — They are an action-oriented communicator with low attention to detail. A quick call or short email is an ideal way to connect with them.

“There will always be conflict in the work space, but by determining each employee’s communication style, managers can help connect with staff and increase productivity and efficiency by eliminating confusion and misunderstandings,” said O’Berry, SMB blogger and author of Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success. “If a manager is constantly sending one-off emails to a Relational Innovator, it will only lead to frustration for everyone. They need a conversation or short call to let them talk about their ideas and new, exciting approaches to getting things done.”

 

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