Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Bisola Akinyemi - Communication in the Workplace

Bisola Akinyemi has been working as a professional in the field of Human Resources for many years. He has been working diligently to improve the relationship between employer and employees within the businesses he works for. One thing that he has observed over the course of his career is that communication breakdowns are a common source of problems in the workplace.

It is no surprise that communication issues tend to hamper productivity in a workplace. If nobody is voicing their opinions, delegating tasks, or instructing employees on proper procedure, a workplace can quickly become a nightmare. That is why clear and open communication is key to a good employer/employee relationship, as well as a successful business.

When communication breaks down, often the productivity of employees goes with it. There is a delicate balance of what the employer needs, and what the employee needs. It is HR’s job to find and maintain that balance, something that can be done best by establishing clear and consistent communication.

When employers and employees actively and frequently voice and discuss concerns in a receptive and open manner, problems are easier to solve. It is when management does not listen to or respect employees, or vice versa, that communication breaks down and problems arise.

Bisola Akinyemi has often instructed employers and employees on the importance of clear and consistent communication. While it is not always easy to talk and listen in a productive manner, with practice, empathy, and consideration for others, it can be accomplished without excess effort.