To begin with, every organization should consider its current policies and activities and if the organization already places a high value on effective communication and, in particular, on meeting the communication needs of the vulnerable populations its serves, then it should be well prepared to move forward and meet the performance expectations in the remaining content areas.
I will say that the first skill I must employ when communicating to upper management, is to be selective about exactly what needs to be on the agenda and learn to distinguish between the problems I can solve on my own and those that must be passed up the chain. I will apply two ways to engage in communication with upper management by face-to-face and electronic and using all two is best option for me.
Face-to-face meeting is necessary, but sometimes might not be possible to get with the upper management face to face, even if is for few minutes could be very difficult at times. The most exciting new way to communicate best, is electronic and this could be done by an e-mail distribution to upper management makes it easy and can be done via work or home e-mail addresses. Like my work place now, we have electronic medical record, which we also use to communicate to each employee, and I would also communicate to the upper management using the communication page that upper management will see when they sign on for the day.
Ambler M. Social media and the health care leader. http://journals.lww.com/nursingmanagement/Fulltext/2010/11000/Communication_is_vital_to_success.12.aspx#P12
If I want to extrinsically motivate my team, I have to set group and individual goals and measure outcomes and I need to reward people that achieved their goals and I will have consequences for underachiever which can be in the form of more training. Goal setting, by getting employees motivated to achieve objectives, and recognizing them for their achievement is a proven method that pushes business...