Communication is, without question, a critical element in successful change management. To realize positive outcomes during and after a major change event, it is imperative for managers to be proactive, thoughtful and strategic in their approach to sharing information with their employees.
In fact, a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey of senior managers in the United States found a solid majority (65 percent) of these business leaders believe clear and frequent communication is the most important success factor for guiding their team through change.
What communication tactics should managers employ to help their employees understand and adapt to change? Tim Hird, executive director for Robert Half Management Resources, outlined six effective strategies in a recent article for the American Management Association (AMA).
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