Archive for March 27, 2015

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Communication within an organization is a tricky business. As we discussed in our last blog, if information is not communicated officially, then Staff will speculate on what is happening. The reality is that silence creates negative impressions and conclusions.

This is why we encourage communicating the good and the bad… the successes and the failures within an organization. Because without official communication, the Staff assumes there are more issues than there really is.

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in building an effective Communication Plan. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

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The Game “Telephone”

Do you remember playing the game as a child where everyone sat around a circle and someone whispered something into someone’s ear and then it was whispered to the next and then so on and so on? Amazingly, when the last person announced what had been initially whispered, it was not much like what was originally said.

That is a good example of what happens when there is no clear communication within an organization. Folks rely on whispers and hearsay to come up with what they believe to be truth. And, in many cases, the information heard is not what the facts really are.

This is why communication is so important within an organization, as our most recent newsletter discusses. Be sure that information within your organization does not mimic the game “telephone.” Instead, establish effective communication on a consistent basis within your organization.

Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

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Reducing Obstacles

After reading our last blog, do you have a better understanding as to what obstacles are impacting your organization’s sustainability? And, have you set forth a plan for reducing those obstacles?

Here are some hints for reducing the obstacles:
1) Prioritize the identified obstacles so you can address them in the order of importance.
2) Use Aldridge Kerr’s Doable, Chewable Chunks® methodology and tackle only a manageable “chunk” at a time.
3) Define the steps needed to reduce the identified obstacles.
4) Routinely reassess where you are in the steps needed to reduce those obstacles to ensure you are focusing on what needs to be done.
5) Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com if you find you need assistance.

Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in addressing those obstacles that impact the organization’s ability to establish sustainability.

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