Posts Tagged ‘Perception’

Communication Barriers

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

In business communication is an essential component both inside and outside of a company. It is clearly important for the ability of teams of workers to cooperate and communicate in order to accomplish project work for a client. It is just as important for a vendor to be able to communicate with a client so that the parameters and details of a project are both well defined.

You will certainly encounter communication barriers in both regards and it would be greatly beneficial if you knew how to handle situations that pertain to this issue. The most common barrier that individuals face are differences in perception and personality. Although everyone is different you must be open to other perspectives and opinions in order to ensure that there is efficient communication between you two. Most people allow others perspectives to influence the outcome of the project instead of trying to communicate and attempting to understand their reasoning.

The workplace needs to be a healthy and successful environment in order to function together. Communicating with the client is just as important as you will need to keep in contact with them to ensure that the project is moving along as planned. Although there are many barriers that come into play during business it’s important that you try to move around them and avoid any confusion. Communicating with your workers and clients will help to divert any potential issues in the future that would be made by making assumptions.

 

The Beginnings of a Client Relationship

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The addition of a new client always brings with it various thoughts and questions as you try to get things off the ground. Initially once an agreement is made to work together each party has to ask themselves what they are willing to give in order to ensure a positive experience. As a vendor it is always a touchy subject on what you can do to instill trust in the client and prove yourself in order to earn their business. The client has to ask what exactly they are paying for and what services they will be receiving. In most scenarios a vendor will have to provide additional services in the beginning stages of a new relationship to give the client peace of mind. The vendor has to determine a sense of balance and the borders of what extra incentives can be given to the client. At times a new client might be looking for a quick simple fix and may not require any work other work outside their criteria. Other instances may oppose this scenario, where the client finds comfort in your company and brings promise of fresh future projects. As the vendor you need to use your perception to gauge how much you can put into a client relationship. A client that may have potential work in the future will be worth the extra investment. By being professional and offering your best values, the future of your relationship is limitless.