I am always keen to host insight webinars as there is growing online community of people who enjoy the opportunity to learn and interact in this forum. My most recent webinar event was on the subject of Communication and Relationships. It seems to me that the art of communicating either at home or in the work place is getting a little misunderstood. We seem to want to ‘clip’ our messages to the absolute minimum. A text here, a brief reply ‘on-the-go’ there and we wonder why what we meant has been misconstrued.
Effective communication involves four elements all working well. Thinking, non-verbal, speaking and listening. Even then there’s the need to be sure that what the person meant to say is the same as what the receiver understood. Otherwise there is communication breakdown. Breakdown is more likely when messages are shortened or clipped to suit a certain medium e.g. social media.
If you can understand that it is more easy for communication to breakdown in the modern era then you are more likely to be tolerant when it occurs be it in the workplace or at home.
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