While many business owners are looking for the best ways to update their internal operations over the next calendar year, some of these individuals may be forgetting about tried-and-true strategies that can help take their businesses to the next level. For example, in a recent article for Fox News, Linda Dulye wrote about how she asked the head of a large manufacturing company what his business plans were for the new year.
According to the report, the unnamed executive listed a number of forward-thinking initiatives that the company would adopt, but wasn’t able to provide an answer when queried about new communications initiatives he would implement.
Communications can be easy to overlook, however. After all, they are oftentimes the most visible only when they are absent. Dulye noted the recent example of Penn State’s handling of the recent sex abuse allegations. While this isn’t exactly the type of situation a company wants to plan for, by taking the time to draft protocols and strategies even for unlikely situations, companies can ensure they are able to stay operational no matter what problems beset them during any given year.
The news source also suggested that companies think small when they revamp their communications. For example, while creating new avenues for dialogue may be beneficial, they may be nothing without a high quality business phone system that offers cloud computing and other functions.
By allowing documents and policies to be assessed regardless of an employee’s location, business owners can ensure no emails are left forgotten and unanswered. After all, a miscommunication could cause other unforeseen problems down the road, or leave good ideas lost in limbo.
Communications can be easy to overlook, however. After all, they are oftentimes the most visible only when they are absent. Dulye noted the recent example of Penn State’s handling of the recent sex abuse allegations.