The Hidden Cost of Poor Communication: What It Means for You

Poor communication in the workplace isn't just a problem for CEOs and top executives; it directly impacts every employee and can have a significant financial toll on your life. Chippit’s forward looking leader, Eli, was featured in a recent article to get his take on the eye-opening facts from the 2022 State of Business Communication report. Here's some of the key take aways from Eli and other leading CEOs on why this should matter to everyone:

Financial Impact: Poor communication costs companies between $12,000 and $25,000 per employee annually. This isn't just a statistic; it means that your paycheck may be smaller than it could be because of communication breakdowns at work.

Time Drain: On average, poor communication results in a loss of 7.47 hours per employee per week. That's almost a full workday! This could translate to less free time for you, more stress, and even burnout.

Budgeting for Improvement: Some CEOs suggest budgeting for external assistance to improve internal communication. While this may not be within your control, it emphasizes the importance of good communication skills for your career growth.

Balancing Communication: Consider the value of different communication forms, not just verbal conversations. Written and visual communication methods matter, and they can improve teamwork and productivity, benefiting your day-to-day work life.

Project Impact: In high-stakes projects, effective communication is crucial. If communication falters, it could mean missed opportunities, delays, and added stress for you as you strive to meet expectations.

Non-Verbal Skills: Communication isn't just about words. Non-verbal cues, like listening with empathy and body language, can impact your relationships at work and your overall job satisfaction.

In conclusion, the cost of poor workplace communication isn't just a concern for executives; it affects your paycheck, your time, and your overall job satisfaction. It's a reminder that good communication skills are not only essential for career success but for a happier and more balanced work life.

The information contained on this web site is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from a financial adviser.