FATHOM Issue: The Biggest Roadblock to Organizational Success? Poor Internal Communication | #LatimerAt20

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Hello, clients and friends of The Latimer Group,

We are excited to share the latest issue of Fathom with you, as the first installment of our “Latimer at 20” anniversary campaign. Over the next several months, we will be coming to you with a wide variety of content, all of designed to share our best learnings from the last twenty years. A lot has changed in the world since The Latimer Group was founded in 2002. And the ways in which we must communicate have also gone through profound change. We look forward to sharing our insights on these changes with you.

In this issue we kick off #LatimerAt20 with a comprehensive discussion of the biggest roadblock to organizational success… poor internal communication skills. Nothing gets in the way of progress and success more than the wasted time and effort caused by terrible communication behaviors.

We hope you enjoy this issue of Fathom and look forward to the discussion with you over the next several months.

  • Dean Brenner, CEO and Founder

The world has changed in significant and dramatic ways since The Latimer Group was founded twenty years ago. In the corporate world, one of the most disruptive changes has been the increase in noise that surrounds us every day: the constant and ready access to emails, texts, news feeds, and any information we could possibly want, always just one click away. There’s an increasing and corresponding presumption that everyone is always available, whether for a meeting or to respond to an email, and an increasing expectation that every deadline is now. Under all these pressures, and with the possibilities for distraction nearly endless, we all struggle to manage and protect our time. More importantly, when everyone around us is struggling with the same issues, it is harder and harder to get people to focus on what we are saying, and simply be heard.

But this isn’t just a problem for us individually. In our research, we have seen clearly that poor internal
communication is the biggest obstacle organizations face — and more consistently than the hurdles posed by the competition, the market, or the economy. The way that people inside the organization communicate with each other plays an outsized role in whether a business makes progress or stays stagnant.

To subscribe and continue reading this and past issues, visit the Fathom page on our website.

Does your team:
– Take too long to make decision?
– Fail to ask for what it wants or needs from you?
– Make things too complicated?
– Deliver unconvincing or disorganized presentations?
– Have new hires who are unprepared to communicate in the workplace?

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Dean Brenner

A book about change

The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.