Today’s business word of the day is “miscommunication.” According to the unabridged English language version of the Collins English Dictionary, the definition of miscommunication (mɪskəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən; past participle miscommunicated) is, “a failure to communicate effectively.” Related words from the thesaurus include “misperception” and “flounder.”
While there’s a strong chance you already knew that on a basic level, you might not have thought about how it relates to small business owners.
As a small business owner, you’re worried about everything from product development to securing capital from investors. One of the aspects you may overlook is your company culture. Unfortunately, a poorly-developed company culture could put your company in as much trouble as any financial transaction or mistake. Poor communication is one sign of a weak company culture.
In this article, we’ll detail how to avoid miscommunication in the workplace. We’ll start by covering the common causes of miscommunication in the workplace. Then we’ll go over the benefits of good communication and tips you can implement for effective communication that could help your small business grow and succeed.