Leader-subordinate Oriented Communication
Michelle Holder, Student (MBA), United States, Member
I agree Michael, when delegating responsibilities to subordinates (followers), leaders must make sure that they are active listeners
as well as being knowledgeable about a particular employee or group. "
The lens of the employee
" is the best communicative style for those who need direction and more structure for task completion. They use their analytical abilities to postulate any possibilities that may result in less than successful outcomes.
On an upper-level management level
, active listening is just as important as speaking and/or nonverbal cues so that the organization's mission and vision are communicated to the employees, who will have to adapt as change takes place. Taking time out for five minutes, giving someone your undivided attention, can make that person feel more important, more productive, and just plain happier; thus, reinforcing the need for communication throughout an organization in its successes and promotions while striving for world-class status.