Taking shortcuts, no matter how busy you are, will not help you save time when there is any type of communication is involved.
We tend to repeat what we are comfortable doing. We often put off trying something new because it is out of our comfort zone. That is why, when it comes to communicating well, you simply need to get out of your comfort zone and do or say something that you aren’t very comfortable with.
I have a confession to make when it comes to [...]
When things are not going the way you want, do you keep repeating the same response or behavior but hope for, or expect, something different to happen? This is called a communication stuck state cycle: repeating the same communication cycle over and over.
One consistent theme comes up in nearly every individual or team session I do: there’s a communications breakdown. Almost every disagreement can be linked to either miscommunication or failure to listen to the other person’s point of view.
There is a lot of research available on how positive communication in relationships at work can influence organizational culture. They all conclude this: when positive relationships are in place, people thrive and performance improves.
It may sound overly simple, but adding purposeful appreciation towards others can be one of the most powerful communication tools you can hone.
Most of us spend a lot of time noticing what others could do better, when what we really need to do is take a closer look at ourselves. If you want to have better relationships and more success at work, then it's time to work on you. Is it time to work on your communication skills? Start here - with my top 5 tips for improving your communication, starting today.