By: The Mcgowan Group  09-12-2011

We all realize the value of open and honest communication. With full information, we can avoid misunderstandings, gain a better understanding about what is happening in the business, and make effective decisions. Unfortunately, open communication is often one of the most challenging things to achieve, not only in business, but within the family as well.

Effective communication is vital to the health of any group. Whether you are a family of wealth, a family in business, or a management team, we can help you open the lines of communication and provide you with tools to help improve your communication techniques.

Trust and respect is generated through regular communication with each other, where stakeholders are able to hear and listen to each other in a full sense. Through a series of facilitated sessions, our facilitators/we will help you identify and address particular issues that are blocking your road to progress in a constructive, collaborative atmosphere.

Benefits to communicating in this kind of positive environment include:

  • Reduced conflict
  • Improved decision making
  • Getting input from all team members
  • Stronger image to employees and community
  • Increased creativity and idea flow
  • Team cohesion
  • Family harmony

Good communication does not eliminate conflict, but it can help manage it effectively to prevent the destructive course conflict can take. We can help you to establish good communication habits including:

  • Active listening
  • Issue resolution procedure
  • Establishing a forum for communication (e.g. family council)
  • Effective meeting procedures

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