In business terms, there’s nothing worse than a failure to communicate. Whenever you set up a business you had better make sure that your communication is professional and first-class.
You Only Get One Chance
It’s amazing how much time we can spend communicating with others. It’s estimated that the average business person checks and handles e-mail upwards of 20 times per day. One badly positioned email (or call) can make a lasting impression on a would-be client. So ask yourself are you always totally professional when you communicate?
If they have insufficient time to devote to handling communications properly due to all the other tasks that are on their plate, the chances are the answer is no. We should never use a lack of time, or rather a lack of resources, as an excuse when it comes to business professionalism. It needs to be paramount if we are to establish or maintain a reputation in the marketplace.
What Does Communication Mean In Today’s World?
Communication these days means more than just answering e-mails or call. It can sometimes mean interacting with social media networks which, whether we like it or not, are taking on far more prominence and relevance in our day-to-day lives. Professionalism does not begin and end with the boss, either. You have to set a standard and ensure that others meet it. But what kind of standard are you setting?
Rushing Communications Is a Recipe For Disaster
If you have taken on too much on a day-to-day basis you might find that you shortcut each and every process, just to get by. When you try and shortcut the process of communication you can step on people’s toes, often without realising it. Delegation and outsourcing is the answer here.
When you take on a Virtual Business Manager with prior customer service experience, they can manage your customer communications. Acting as a Customer Service Manager to coordinate either internal teams or external teams (ie a team of virtual assistants) to ensure your customer journey is always professional. Delegating your customer journey means your company’s outward-facing persona is far more professional.
Moreover, you will also be more productive as you will not be juggling numerous task. You will find that your business, business/social and pure social lives are all a lot more focused and less harried. Now, you won’t have to worry about constantly checking e-mails, how you are faring on those social media sites and maybe you can focus on the bigger picture. It’s amazing what can happen here!
Let’s round this up
In summary, when your communication strategy at work is handled on a more professional basis, you’ll find that you’re able to communicate with others who are close to you a lot more efficiently as well. It’s almost as if you were a different person, but what you’ll finally discover is that you can’t be on top of everything, all of the time and must trust others to help you with your professionalism. Eventually, you’ll finally discover that you’re able to communicate effectively with those close to you at home, as well.