Work environments differ from organization to organization and from industry to industry. This difference is largely driven by the nature of work involved as well as the types of individuals employed in terms of the types of personalities suited to these jobs. As opposed to ensuring success with productivity in regular cohesive work environments, managing emotionally disconnected workers can be a stiff challenge. In both scenarios, the management must ensure that goals are being achieved.
Boosting Collaboration for Greater Communication at Work
In a cohesive work environment, it’s easier to ensure collaboration. In contrast to this, a collaborative work environment is difficult to achieve in a disconnected work setting. Although each employee or group of employees may remain aloof from the rest for the sake of confidentiality or other reasons, their work is still a part of a larger process in a company.
Many companies manage to maintain a smooth process although their departments may not work in collaboration, but they compensate for their disconnected relationship by ensuring the best possible communication and unambiguity. Only disciplined and standardized forms of communication can ensure a smooth process with these types of organizations.
The Emotional Element in Communication
In many cases, especially when departments work in one physical location, communication often suffers due to an emotional disconnect. This is seriously harmful for the organization, as goal achievement becomes threatened. A lot of this happens to have its roots in employees lacking courtesy towards each other simply because they are asked to remain aloof for the sake of confidentiality and security of data.
The management is obviously responsible for preventing such scenarios, and one of the best ways of ensuring this is by using a performance system that encompasses employee interaction. Since performance is inevitably affected due to an emotional disconnect, causing communication breakdowns and business target failure, monitoring employee performance through assessing their communication becomes mandatory.
Cautious Managerial Action to Ensure Employee Engagement
Detecting flaws in communication are not difficult as breakdowns become fairly noticeable. There is a fair bit of balancing involved on the part of the management to ensure that employee engagement remains high while trying to infuse mutual employee courtesy.
One means of ensuring this is to set the boundaries of professionalism for each type of employee. Employees can then be monitored and assessed based on how they individually manage their tasks and conduct themselves in terms of inter-department professional communication.
Employee Loyalty and Communication in a Collaborative Work Environment
In the case of millennials, there is concern for the perspectives they hold in contrast to how employers perceive them. Their attitude to work, loyalty and social cohesiveness are key elements for assessing communication within the organization. For example, 86% of millennials believe that they are hardworking, while employers believe that just 11% of them, are.
When assessing the performance of millennials, it’s crucial to add these factors so that a clearer picture can be drawn. With a more integrated view of their performance, the management will be in a better position to improve each one’s performance based on things like skills and potential. With this approach, the apparent social and emotional disconnect can be reduced in order to produce a more collaborative work environment.