A key skill in being a proficient manager is the ability to communicate details and vision to your workforce. Communication is an unconscious skill we were taught by our parents, friends, social environment and many other factors. Few people ever attend a class specifically designed to make them a better communicator. Hopefully the following information is helpful regarding your ability to communicate effectively.
People attach meanings to words and those meanings may vary drastically from your own interpretation. For example, I bet your 11-year-old son’s definition of doing a “good” job of cleaning his room varies greatly from your definition of doing a “good” job of cleaning his room. Using broad words without details can lead to miscommunication and frustration. “Do a good job,” “it won’t cost a lot,” “take better care of the equipment” are all ambiguous statements that require detail and clarification.