Roy Gordon, Manager Communications and Public Relations
919 North Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601
Principles for Better Communication
Communication must be viewed as a resource and tool to assist the district and all stakeholders as to what is happening with the education of all students. Good communication is an essential part of a well functioning district.
Little to no communication or slow communication results in:
- Stakeholders being unable to make informed decisions,
- Stakeholders being hindered in doing their job in an efficient manner,
- Stakeholders being hindered in reaching organizational goals,
- Stakeholders feeling disrespected, undervalued, unappreciated, disengaged or distant from the district
Good communication results in:
- Improve relationships and teamwork
- Improve performance and productivity
- Forester an open, creative environment
- Solve problems effectively
How do we communicate more effectively?
- Everyone must embrace the fact that communication has great value to the district. Communication has to be viewed as a resource and tool, hence very important and must be given in a timely, frequent and clear manner using many tools.
- Communication is a two-way street. There is always a sender and receiver. Listening and reading is just as important in communication as speaking and writing.
- Everyone in the district has a role and is responsible in making good and consistent communication happen.
- There should always be a plan of communicating when a new program is proposed. This communication plan should be created and disseminated in a timely fashion and include all people who may be involved and affected by the program.
- Communication must reflect upon the effect of every program and major action within the district. Regular meetings during the program and after to discuss how the plan and actions can become better to make sure our communication was reached to all district employees and all stakeholders.
- Communication should be in writing and kept for archiving purposes.
Last Updated on Monday, November 04 2013 10:54