Organizational Behavior Communication
Organizational Behavior principles can be amalgamated in a very effective way into the organization. All that one has to do is to follow a simple rule - communicating the principles to the entire team. Communicating the principles and initiatives to the teams of the company would mean two things - the employees getting a feel of the initiatives and the employees would be placed their responsibility on implementing the principles.
What should be encapsulated in an Organizational Behavior Communication?
- Business owners must communicate the organizational behavior principles by starting to highlight the key areas of opportunities of the business and how the key opportunities impact the business in a negative way. This would ensure that employees would understand that something must be done so as to be sure that the business objectives are met always.
- The communication should then talk about various initiatives that the business owners have planned for the company. Business owners can do this in any way they think fits fine for their company. For sure, I assume that business owners would have been able to typecast their employees. Once they have done this, they could establish the process of outlining the initiatives. For an organization which is extremely new since inception, the business owner can take the responsibility of putting the initiatives on a piece of paper himself and then communicating it to the employees.
- The communication should also talk about what employees need to do in their daily lives to carry the OB initiatives forward. This will be the most important aspect of the initiatives which the employees should know of. As the employees carry the brunt of expectations of their performance, the initiatives should often be broken down into tangibles which will guide the employees on what they need to do to carry this forward.
- The business owner must also communicate the performance measures or yardsticks for implementation of the Organizational Behavior principles. For example, if a company wishes to adopt an "Open Door Policy", the organizational behavior communication must mention measures for this principle. The business owner could mention the number of times an employee approaches the Manager of the department with issues as a yardstick to measure. This may also prove to be counter productive in some cases, but in most cases where issues persist, this is one of the significant measures taken to see if the issues are being discussed or not.
Many companies have realized the importance of Organizational Behavior communication. The importance has been magnified considering the fact that nowadays, companies are placing a lot of emphasis on retention of their employees along with maintaining productivity and quality standards.