Science-backed strategies for improved communication
Your ability to effectively communicate is one of the single biggest predictors of job success. Whether you’re leading a team, screening candidates to join your company, negotiating a deal or throwing your hat in the ring for a promotion, your success rests heavily on whether you can say what you need to say, when and how you need to say it.
With a scientific approach and practical steps, you can learn how to get your message across more clearly and effectively. Using brain-based techniques, Dr. Ali Atkison speaks to teams, organizations and higher education institutions who want to equip their employees with effective communication skills.
How Does Communication Impact Your Success?
$62.4 million per year in lost productivity
400 surveyed corporations estimated that communication barriers cost the average organization $62.4 million per year in lost productivity. The same report found that companies with leaders who utilize effective communication skills produced a 47% higher return to shareholders in a five-year period.
17 hours per week
A business with 100 employees spends an average of 17 hours per week clarifying communication. This amounts to an annual loss of $528,443.
Management communication skills matter
Managers who are highly effective communicators are more effective at helping lead employees through times of change.
86% of employees
86% of employees and executives cite the lack of effective collaboration and communication as the main causes for workplace failures.
Fewer mistakes in writing = more promotions
A Grammarly.com study of 100 LinkedIn profiles found that, in the same 10-year period, professionals who received only one to four promotions made 45 percent more grammatical errors than did professionals who were promoted six to nine times. And professionals who had failed to reach senior-level positions within ten years made 2.5 times more grammatical errors than their director-level colleagues.