One of the key factors for the company’s success is effective communication between fellow members for a better understanding of people. This can be achieved with the use of personal maps.
Miscommunication can be reduced by optimising your proximity to others. It doesn’t only apply to managers but also other people.
Social time is important for team performance. It is said that management is 5% instruction and 95% communication.
Irrespective of company’s size and level of workers, effective communication about people’s personal attributes and activity does have significant impact on performance of the employees and hence productivity of the organisation.
Since computers can not have real conversations with people it is the responsibility of the management to improve communication between people and that should be done without affecting their creativity and it should work towards company’s productivity.
Proximity to other people can help you create trust. It also can help create awareness among your team members that you care about what they are doing. It affects people’s behaviour as well as their performance positively.
Effective communication can be achieved by the management by starting interesting conversation topics within the members. People can discuss their personal stuff and and social activities. The objective of it being people should know that management is not only interested in their work.
One such method to better understand a person is mind mapping. By creating a personal map of a colleague you can have better understanding of their personal interests such as home, education, work, hobbies, family, friends, goals and values. It can improve their work.
Personal maps exercise can be introduced in workshops as well as part of team retrospective. It can also be shared on social media.
Personal maps can be drawn using different colours to make it more creative.