Communication is the process of transmitting information from one person or place to another. Coaching and counseling are two kinds of one-on-one communications regularly executed in the workplace. Sometimes messages are poorly communicated simply because they are delivered using the wrong communication medium, which is the method used to deliver a message. Most people think they are good listeners, but the reality is that most people, including managers, are terrible listeners; this should be overcome because listening is an important management skill. Managers should also take steps to ensure they are effectively communicating feedback one-on-one to employees.
To effectively manage workflow and worker productivity, managers need to have an understanding of the communication process and how to effectively send and receive messages. This course discusses one-on-one communication techniques used by effective managers.