Even the theory of business communication is tough to wrap your mind around. When, where, how, why – what are all of those rules when it comes to being professional? Are there differences between how big companies and small companies operate? Those are questions that every business person ponders. But, lucky us – new tech in the form of gadgets, devices and software are here to help us out.
But if you want to make the most out of modern communication opportunities, you have to recognize global trends, embrace the mobile revolution, use project management software, allow remote work to happen naturally, and use time-stamping to help you out.
Recognizing Global Trends
When it comes to business communication, you can’t go too far wrong by at least recognizing global trends at the beginning of your analysis process. In other words, look to see what other successful businesses are doing in terms of contact points. What are the major forms of communication? The idea of email revolutionized nearly every industry. And now that everyone is connected all the time via mobile gadgets, it’s more important than ever that you use electronic means like that effectively.
Embracing the Mobile Revolution
Many people still aren’t aware that more people use phones than desktops now. Yes, as of a few years ago, more people connect to the web via their pockets than they do via their offices. That fact alone is of incredible importance, because it means that on a physical level, you’re dealing with a smaller screen, and on a theoretical level, your communications are going to have to move more toward bite-sized as opposed to long and detailed.
Using Project Management Software
And there’s no need for your company to run any sort of proprietary method for internal business communications anymore either. There are inexpensive but super efficient project management systems to install on main systems and on mobile devices, so now every aspect of your business communication will be entirely in sync as long as there’s any phone network available to all members.
Letting Working Go Remote
And gone are the days where people have to come into a building to do their work as well. No more fighting traffic, having to dress up, or dealing with office drama so long as you can get your work done from home. If you want better communication, allow people to communicate from their home or remote environments where they’re comfortable.
New apps on your phone allow you to time-stamp everything as well. And that means not only things like send and receive times, but also how long it takes to do things, and what percentage of your day is spent doing different activities. The more you know about your personal time structure, the better your communication pathways will be.