|Welcome to Kandula|
Our aim in Kandula is to work with business leaders to strengthen working relationships. Research and experience indicates more and more that in all businesses the quality of relationships that you have with colleagues, teams, clients and alliances will have a direct impact on your revenue.
In Kandula Konnects we will provide insights and ideas in to the challenges that businesses face and the way these challenges can be handled through effective communication that strengthens working relationships.
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I hope you enjoy the read.
|Relationships in the workplace|
The Global Financial crisis and the changing use of social media is
putting the strength of our working relationships under the spotlight.
In the last 12 months organisations have found the pace and variety
of change magnifying; dealing with a slow down in the economy, greater
scrutiny on the way they spend money, shifting needs of the people
within the business and increasing pressure from customers.
Many business leaders find that these pressures often lead to the
quality of working relationships suffering; trust is eroded, little
time is given to communicate, difficult subjects aren't discussed and
the processes for involvement and collaboration are put on hold.
Decision making becomes more difficult and many people focus on just
getting the immediate job done without thinking of the ongoing
consequences of the way it is done.
Given these are just some of the challenges businesses face it is
clear that one thing which will greatly impact any organisations
ability to respond, change and increase revenue will be the quality of
the relationships that exist. A recent MIT study shows that employees
with the most cohesive face to face networks are 30% more productive
than those who don't have these relationships.
|Not another meeting|
Been in a meeting lately? How was it for you?
It is estimated that most professionals spend approximately 50% of their working time in meetings and anywhere between 35 to 50% of that time is considered to be wasted.
It is likely that these figures are now on the low side; so let's consider what impact this is having on the bottom line for your business?
In 2002 there was $120bn in wages spent on time wasted in Australia businesses. A large percentage of this coming from time wasted in meetings and the repercussions of this.
If you want to reduce the cost to your business by improving your meetings take a look at the Kandula guide to Meetings with purpose