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Employer Communication Drives Employee Performance

Communication matters. According to a recent communication survey, companies that are effective communicators are more effective overall. "The link between communication and these three levels of performance—courage, innovation, and discipline—is a welcome one, John Baldoni of Business Week writes.

Employees like to be told the truth, even if it's not easy to hear. "Shielding employees from bad news is akin to treating them like children; it says they are not 'grown up' enough to handle tough stuff," Baldoni writes. In these troubled economic times, accountability is also important. To ensure someone is successful, it's important to provide clear direction. Read the full article.