A newly formed business requires extraordinary attention and care. A business cannot run by itself, the owners need to appoint managers for the business, or they can also serve as the managers to the business. The business needs a manager to move in the right direction because no business can achieve success if the manager fails at managing the business effectively. A newly formed business also needs employees and assets. A business cannot set up without assets. The non-current assets are needed to set up the business and run its day to operations. However, there’s one more thing that is extremely important in a business, and that is communication.
There are many different types of communication methods used in a business, such as verbal communication (a conversation), written communication (documentary evidence), non-verbal communication (body gestures) and electronic communication (involves the use of technology such as email). There are multiple factors that can affect a smooth correspondence/communication process in a business. Here are the factors that affect communication.
1) Too many cooks spoil the broth
Communication can be affected if there are too many people involved. The employees should have direct access to the managers to communicate effectively. The chain of command should be wider, the route used to transmit the authority downwards should be shorter. The longer the chain of command, the worst the quality of communication. Too many people involved will compromise the quality of the message. For instance, if an employee wants to say something to the manager, he’ll have to convey the message to the supervisor who will then transfer the message to the managers. The communication will be longer and the message might be distorted.
2) Stereotype thinking
Stereotype thinking is basically preconceived notion. Employers or managers are usually quick to form an opinion about employees. Forming an opinion or having a predetermined idea without giving the employees a proper chance to express their abilities. The communication process can be shattered because of stereotype thinking. The employers or managers should never form an opinion about anyone without giving a proper chance to the employees of the business. Stereotype thinking is disastrous for communication in business. It has to be avoided for effective communication especially in a newly formed business.