Effective change occurs when everyone works together and the flow of communication is uninterrupted. Without communication elicitation and collaboration, how can an individual or organization’s leadership know what requirements are needed, and what changes are necessary? Furthermore, how will they know whether any change is on pace to be implemented by a proposed date? We’re here to help improve your communication elicitation & collaboration techniques and put everyone on the same page and pathway to success.
Meetings are conducted as a way of providing or receiving information; verbally, written, or electronically. They can be formal and scheduled, or informal like brief discussions at the water-cooler or copy machine. Have you attended a formal meeting and left without taking a single note, saying a word, or hearing from everyone in the room? If everyone did not provide some type of input, or notes were not taken, what was the purpose of being there? How many times have you asked if the meeting's goals and objectives were met? More importantly, were goals and objectives even discussed at the beginning of the meeting? Have you attended or hosted a meeting that could have been replaced with an email or virtual conference? And finally, how much effort did you have to expend to attend or host the meeting; was it in the same building or did you have to travel? These are all factors that influence the communication effectiveness of a meeting and the organization's desired goals and objectives.
Let’s face it, not every meeting is necessary or goes to plan, and not everyone is an effective communicator. No matter how the meeting is presented, feedback must exist in order for the meeting to progress. The process of seeking and receiving feedback is called elicitation and is something often performed ineffectively. When discussing the performance of an individual, elicitation of feedback is extremely important.
AFSO21 works with clients to identify their stakeholders; a group or individual with a relationship to change, and how to form collaborations among them as they work towards a common goal. Stakeholders could be employees, organizational members, vendors, manufacturers, customers, and even community residents. We offer support with understanding who, when, where, what type of, and most importantly why elicitation should occur and then, how to properly document the results.
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