3 Steps To Achieve Business Clarity!

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In any reasonably complex organization, maintaining clarity in all things is of the utmost importance. Without it, organizations quickly come unglued and little bumps—like an angry client or misinformed employee—turn into mountains. But with busy schedules, seemingly endless task lists and diverse personnel, creating a smooth flow of communication can be a challenge. Usually, no one is to blame but the process itself. But what can a business owner do to remedy a lack of clear communication

There are a lot of things that can (and frequently do) go wrong inside of a business. Sales fall through, products don’t work, team members get frustrated, and clients get upset. While some of these scenarios play out as a result of outside circumstances, there’s often another culprit to blame: lack of clarity.

1.Remember The Value Of Storytelling

 

Not every communication has to be a full-length story, but putting your company’s mission, strategy and operational directives into a coherent narrative help both you, your team and` your customers better comprehend and remember the key points.

One thing I try to do with my team is to explain my decisions and requests in a story format. I tee up the background of the situation at hand, set the stage and introduce the individuals involved. From there, I move on to the challenge at hand and explore their individual role in what we’re trying to accomplish. Finally, I try to conclude by painting a clear picture of the desired outcome and their role in getting there. My goal is to help my team understand the context, motivation, and outcome.

2. Tell, Tell and Re-Tell

It’s not enough just to tell a good story to your team, you have to ensure that everyone is telling the same story. If you are having trouble getting your team motivated or connecting with your clients, that doesn’t mean your story is wrong, you may just need more practice. Clear storytelling is a learned skill.

3.Clarity Must Come First

Here’s the secret about clarity: it takes work to achieve. There is no magic formula for ensuring that people are aligned and share a common understanding of the mission or task at hand. The only way to succeed is for all team members, regardless of rank or position, to make sure that clarity comes first in all interactions.

 

It’s the job of the leader to foster clarity, but success is still a team effort. If something isn’t clear, it is still the responsibility of individual team members to speak up and try to fix the problem. Organizational clarity is a two-way street; everyone has to participate equally. The most important thing is to make the effort. If you manage to foster a culture of clarity inside of your organization, you’ll see fewer problems, better execution, and happier, more productive teams.

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