Mastering successful internal communication is something all companies strive for. It is a function that steers success but it can be difficult to enact. Poor internal communication happens from the top-down and bottom-up, but in many cases these issues start in middle management, sometimes referred to as the frozen middle.
The frozen middle is a stereotype that paints middle managers as uninspired and unmotivated to contribute to company progress. However, few middle managers actually fit this description. Any halts in progress in the frozen middle typically happen because of internal communication throughout the company.
If you are a manager and have found yourself frozen in the middle, this graphic from JobHero highlights some of the most effective ways to tackle this communication issue. Whether you need to identify communication gaps in upper management, or your direct reports need new opportunities for feedback, these tips will help you defrost the frozen middle and revolutionize your company’s internal communication.