Communication, Collaboration & Reducing Silos

Communicating effectively and redefining success

Communication is a critical issue in many workplaces. Often, people are unintentionally working in silos, not harnessing the full benefits of cross-collaboration. Open communication between colleagues is so important. We all know this. But equally so is communication between internal and external stakeholders, and people at different levels within an organisation. As the saying goes – teamwork makes the dream work!

A recent Firstup study found that 38.3% of respondents wanted their employer to create better lines of communication throughout the workplace and between executives and employees. So how do you achieve this?

Collaboration. It’s all about working together to achieve shared success. Are people having the right conversations?

Collaborating and involving others requires high levels of trust, direct interaction among the individuals concerned, negotiation, discussion, conflict management and accommodating other perspectives. Coupled with that is a requirement to be both supportive and challenging, knowing when to lead and when to follow. Embedding effective communication and managing challenging conversation skills opens avenues for collaboration across areas, reducing silo working habits.

We will help you provide your teams with the best toolkit through training days and valuable resources.

There are several ways that businesses can improve communication and collaboration to reduce silos:

  • Establish clear goals and objectives: Make sure that everyone on the team understands the common goals and objectives of the business, as well as their specific roles and responsibilities.
  • Foster open communication: Encourage all colleagues to communicate openly and honestly with each other. Provide channels for regular communication, such as team meetings, email, instant messaging, and collaboration tools.
  • Encourage collaboration: Create opportunities for all colleagues to collaborate on projects and tasks. This can be done through cross-functional teams, brainstorming sessions, or group problem-solving activities.
  • Promote knowledge sharing: Encourage all colleagues to share their expertise and knowledge. This can be done through training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, or sharing best practices.
  • Celebrate successes: Recognise and celebrate team successes to reinforce a culture of collaboration and teamwork. This can be done through team-building activities, rewards and recognition programs, or public recognition.
  • Provide feedback: Regularly provide feedback to all colleagues on their performance and contributions. This can help identify improvement areas and ensure everyone is aligned towards common goals.

By implementing focused strategies, you can improve team communication and collaboration, reducing silos and ultimately leading to greater productivity, innovation, and success for the organisation and the individuals. Is this what you want for your teams?

What you’ll get

Insights, tools and skills for effective conversations and communication strategies to create win:win. Development for leaders at all levels to unlock the next level of potential for more open and authentic conversations throughout the organisation.

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We have helped unlock the potential in over 500,000 individuals, hundreds of teams and more then 2,000 organisations since 1998. These are some of the clients we have partnered with, many of whom have been working with us for years. We are extremely grateful for the recommendations and repeat business we receive.

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