The ability to interact effectively with people is key to business management and a teams development.
People are unique and must be managed, motivated, communicated with and supported in a way that capitalises on their strengths. Effective communication enhances openness, trust, and greater idea stimulation for results and organisational development.
Good communication skills for managers and team members are vital and most managers recognise that communication skills are essential in business. Both managers and team members need to be able to communicate, build relationships and work with individuals at all levels and their behaviour and interpersonal skills can affect others both positively and negatively.
This Communicating for Success training course has been developed specifically with the needs of today’s workforce in mind. It looks at how to communicate effectively, finding the balance needed to motivate your team and achieve results while retaining their respect. It also examines best practice for communicating under pressure, and the best approach to use when working with difficult or confrontational team members. The programme will allow delegates to develop a greater awareness of the affect their behaviour has on others and increase their options when dealing with difficult staff, conflict or work-related problems.
Who is this course designed for?
Both managers and team members who need to communicate effectively with others and are looking for performance improvements on both an individual and team basis.
What makes people “difficult” to communicate with
Eight types of difficult people at work and how to deal with them
Using the Prime Directives looking at three critical factors in establishing trust
Conflict Handling Styles – looking at the five most common conflict handling styles
Role Play dealing with the Prime Directive and Conflict handling
Barriers to Listening Effectively – Learning to Listen Properly
Case Study – looking at the techniques and how you use them in a real work situation
Negotiating positive outcomes – some quick tips on negotiating and how to apply them
Practical communication strategies
The Business Impact
Enhanced personal and team productivity through better working relationships
A greater awareness of your own preferred style of communication
An ability to recognise different communication styles and communicate successfully with difficult people and in times of conflict