Is communication an art, business, a profession, a cliché or a bore?
Answers can be many. It’s all of the above and or a few of the above, as questions and answers come these days. At the corporate context, let us spend some space discussing.
In the new millennium, for a fact, one cannot live without communicating. By this I do not at all mean communicating within breathing distance or between two rooms divided by a wall or a half-wall in modern office layouts. I mean communicating over blocks of buildings, across state boundaries, across national boundaries, between organizations, within organizations divided by distance, and so on.
Organizations that communicate succeed. In contrast, organizations that do not foster communicating fail. Why is communicating so paramount?
Dear reader, I can go on adding to the list ad infinitum, but the idea is to encourage You to contribute to the theme by, yes, communicating. In our world dominated by information technology and the innumerable gadgets that help us connect and communicate, the very theme is worth probing deep. As people become accustomed to living and working divided by distances, so has the emphasis on more effective communication. Economy rules corporate lives everywhere. As this blog is devoted and directed to people living and working in organized corporate environs, let me pool in my thoughts into a saucer of open discussion – as blogs often do. How does communication improve performance?
Organizations that pick people with pronounced communication skills simply perform better than others. This places focal weights on resumes where the corporate recruiter must have a nose for traits on our subject. How can the recruiter do this?
The selection criteria can include professed qualifications on communication. The sad fact is, laying focus on subject-matter-tech-expertise alone, many organizations fall by the wayside just by ignoring this key recruitment must. The one test that comes to my mind that recruiters may insist as qualifier is the widely recognized IELTS scores. The test sequence lays emphasis on all four aspects of our subject – Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading.
While finding hires excelling in all four may be a tall challenge, one can, depending on the need, opt for particular skills from among the four. If the JD requires prolific content writing for instance, the recruiter must look for reading and listening skill strengths in an applicant apart from just the required writing traits.
How can Wayanad, the renowned hill station and tourist destination succeed by adopting communication at it's best ways?
As hinted in the home page blurb, the place must perennially attract the creative minded. The best non polluting industry or enterprises are the knowledge based ones such as IT, pure sciences and mathematics and statistics, I mean schools where advanced pure sciences are taught. Organisations based in this beautiful district can best utilize Communication channels at their very optimum levels to see success in their performance. More on this aspect, I will dwell in more depth in the coming days and weeks.
I would like to continue writing on the subject more. But I would equally love to receive input from my dear readers on the validity of the things I just mentioned.
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