Enterprise can be an unfortunately impersonal field to work in. With the pressures of managing complex information and balancing them against accessible formats for that information, along with all the other pressures of management, personality can often fall by the wayside. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the ways you can recapture that individual spark and make a lasting impression.
Engage With The Users Directly
When using tools such as Oracle ECM to work with various content types, it can be tempting to fire off the relevant emails without bothering to give appropriate context or reasoning. However, the kinds of complex information one can find under the ECM umbrella tend to be complex and highly technical. Clients and employees alike can bounce off the information due to lack of understanding and fail to interact with it correctly. This can be prevented by interacting with recipients and fielding any possible questions they may have. By using a more personable approach, you’ll be able to clear up misunderstandings and make your ECM process that much more efficient to work with.
Use Language They Understand
While it may be easy to understand technical content from an expert’s point of view, the end user may be overwhelmed by jargon and complicated terminology, and once again fail to engage correctly. Counterintuitive as it may seem, simplicity and economy of language and tone will convey more pertinent information than simply throwing in as much jargon and technical language as possible. It’s almost always better to break down complex concepts and strings of thought and lay them out in an understandable manner, as it’ll foster better exchange of knowledge and make subsequent communications much more effective.
Make Yourself Available
If communications break down and someone is left without necessary understanding along the way, nothing is worse than a knowledgeable figure being unavailable for consultation. It’s vital that you set aside time to answer any questions and work with anyone who’s struggling to parse the content you’ve set out. By fostering a habit of transparency and availability, your customer and employee experience will improve tremendously. It’s also great for fostering morale and forging more secure bonds with the people who matter most to your business. Isolating yourself is never a good idea in any respect, especially when business efficiency is on the line.
Learn From Every Experience
ECM is a challenging field of operations, and it’s a good idea to work your way in slowly and treat it as a learning experience. By communicating well and sticking to your guns, you’ll head off most problems before they even occur in the first place. You’ll also expand your communication skills rapidly, and create a healthy working environment. All of these factors will combine to make your ECM workload a far more manageable and approachable one. There’s pretty much zero downside to being friendly, after all. And every upside towards being efficient and good at communicating.