The grids in this guide should serve to make executives more aware of possible differences in the countries they visit to enhance their own effectiveness as communicators and to strengthen employees’ perceptions of them as excellent leaders. The grids provide suggestions when traveling to other countries for adapting several typical aspects of meetings that executives conduct with either other executives or with employees.
Employee perceptions of leadership correlate strongly with a companys financial success. Since communication opportunities between leaders and employees help form employees opinions of leaders, communicators should be doing all they can to enhance and improve these contact points.
How you measure the effectiveness of supervisor communication depends on your objectives and how the results will be used.
The many research studies that have “proved” that supervisors are employees’ most preferred source of information on all business topics are wrong. The conclusion is flawed because the way the studies were designed is faulty.