There are new realities of leadership communication.
Economic change with a transition from service-based industries to
knowledge-bases industries require newer ways to process and share information.
Organizational change with Flatter and less hierarchical companies have made
top-down leadership refundant. Global change with diverse and culturally
differentiated workforces have necessitated conversations that are smooth and
The organizational communications based on four
essential attributes of organizational communication: intimacy, interactivity,
inclusion and intentionality. We can ask use What Leadership conversation are
you proud of?
Firstly, Intimacy is getting close. Leaders speak and
respond to at all levels of the organization. Moreover, leaders listen to
conversations at all levels of the organization. It’s not necessarily physical
but mental proximity required. The three ways to achieve conversational
intimacy are gaining trust, listening well and getting personal.
Secondly, Interactivity is promoting dialogue. In a
dialogue, there is an exchange of comments and questions between participants.
There is also an interactivity which makes conversation more open and fluid.
There is also technology. It’s use of latest technology to supplement corporate
Thirdly, Inclusion is expanding employee ‘roles. There
is an equal opportunity endeavor which is sharing of ownership between the
participants of the outcome. There is a conversation partners which the leaders
turn employees into contributing equally towards new ideas and initiatives.
There is an emotional engagement which is higher. And there is criticality
which leaders are trying to convey the criticality of their messages.
Then, Intentionality is persuing an agenda. As a
future Leader, this person must have an open-minded conversation. Moreover, a
leader must have a strategic relevance which it allows focus on the relevance
of actions towards strategically important priorities.
To conclude, as a Leader, I am proud of interactivity.
Because, I think it’s very important to communicate with employees. Moreover,
there is a face-to-face interaction with employees when you have problems.
Employees interact with colleagues through blogs and discussions forums. New
companies use technologies and use media tools to interact with employees.