How to Communicate More Effectively and Efficient

Kesha Dougan
Posted: May 29, 2018

In today’s Tiny Topic, we’re giving you a helpful tip that makes the world go ‘round when put into practice — especially in the middle of a project! Whether you are currently working as a contractor or employed by a company, cultivating responsiveness in your communication style can benefit either position. Why?

Not only will people adore working with you (both clients and fellow Innovators), but it will also establish credibility. In fact — responsiveness is one of ttcInnovations’ core values! To work effectively and efficiently, eager and quick communication is key:

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Someone sent you an email, but you don’t have the answer yet?
RESPOND and tell them that!

Someone has a question that you can’t get to for a few days?
RESPOND and tell them that!

You need to get information from someone else to answer their email?
RESPOND and tell them that!

Here’s a 10-minute activity (depending on how full your inbox is!) to get you going:

  1. Head to your inbox.
  2. Scroll through the past 10 to 20 emails you’ve received.
  3. Send necessary responses to any chain!
  4. Responsiveness cultivated!

When we take the extra minute to communicate, it begins a domino effect — the receiver knows where we stand and what to expect. No one will be left wondering when they’ll hear back from you or who needs to do what task. Work toward being known as a “GREAT RESPONDER!”

Try it today! #UnlockInnovation

 


About the Author

Kesha has been in the learning industry for over 20 years helping companies and individuals reach their highest potential. Helping companies create training solutions to match the needs of the learner is a true passion of hers. She is a true creative person and brings her out-of-the box thinking and can-do spirit into everything she does. Her philosophy is to be open to change and willing to take risks that produce breakthrough performance. Her favorite quote is from Audrey Hepburn – Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m possible!”