Serviced Office SpaceA recent article, Four Tips for Effective Leadership Communications, by Richard Kirby, observes that a company’s culture is created and formed by it’s business owner and key executives. Effective communication is key to achieve a successful company culture.

Below are four tips to help get you started on evaluating and possibly improving your communication skills as a leader.

  1. Verify undivided attention

Ensure you have your employees’ undivided attention by observing their eye contact and other nonverbal signals. This will improve the probabilities that they hear your complete request.

Also, consider the location and timing of your conversation. A loud warehouse, or a moment when your employee is focused on a difficult task is not the best circumstances for an important conversation. Invite them to meet you in the breakroom, or your office, where you can both be comfortable and focused.

  1. Share your objective

Begin with an introduction of your goal or objective, so they can have an idea of the overall picture. Share any helpful background information and provide examples of the action you desire. In return, encourage them to ask questions or offer relevant suggestions.

  1. Be clear

To avoid presumption or confusion, define and clarify the desirable action or result. Ask if they understand clearly what you want them to do. If there are specific steps or tedious information involved, provide a written document, so they can refer to it later.

  1. Completion period

Be specific with the completion date and time of the project or task so commitment is established. If the project is long-term, it may be helpful to establish checkpoints along the way.


Successful businesses are run by leaders who strive to actively create an effective work environment by unlocking potential within their employees. A good leader knows what their company needs and strives to build a positive work environment.

Your business’ work environment can also be affected by workspace problems. If your business location or office building isn’t working, YourOffice can help. YourOffice offers a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages.

How are your communication skills? What tactics do feel are most effective as a business leader or employee? Feel free to share your comments below. You can also reach us on Facebook and Twitter