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Can effective communication increase employee loyalty?

On Behalf of | Sep 16, 2021 | Business Law

Your employees provide the heart and soul to your company’s success. Even better, loyal employees share your vision for the future and find pride in contributing their skills and strengths to achieving company initiatives.

Effective communication may foster feelings of respect, value and unity amongst your employees. These qualities may encourage your workers to stay loyal to your company and to find the ongoing motivation to make a difference.

Share expectations

Unclear expectations can cause confusion, misunderstanding and disrespect in the workplace. From the point of hire, clearly disclose your expectations for communication. Additionally, inform your employees of the type of communication they can expect from you.

Encourage your employees to share openly about which strategies are not working. When everyone feels comfortable sharing concerns and suggesting solutions, communication can prevent unnecessary disagreements which can undermine success.

Show trust

No one likes to feel micromanaged, especially when their skills ultimately got them their job. You may improve employee loyalty when you show that you trust your employees. According to Indeed, allow your employees to make decisions rather than solely execute your orders. Encourage them to proactively communicate their decisions and the outcomes of their actions.

An organization run on trust and consistent communication may successfully build loyal employees. With workers who respect the company and want to help it grow, you may experience fewer risks of employee disputes and employee lawsuits. If you do end up facing a lawsuit, relying on a legal professional to direct you through the process may better protect your company and minimize negative impacts on your organization’s credibility.