The one thing that can always be improved in any business is communication. No matter what industry you’re in or how long you’ve been in business, communication is never where it should or could be. People are inherently different and communicate in different ways. These differences are key to a well-rounded team, the problem is learning how to avoid confrontations because of them. If you could recognize and appreciate those differences, your team would have fewer issues and interruptions. Everyone brings something unique to the workplace, and understanding those differences is key to improving the communication within your organization.
The first step to improving communication in the workplace is to understand yourself. Achievers throughout history have one thing in common—they know themselves. This means they don’t underestimate what they can do, they don’t sell themselves short and they know their own limitations. More importantly, by understanding themselves, they are able to develop plans to overcome their shortcomings and take full advantage of their strengths to improve their communication with others.
Once you understand yourself, your strengths and your communication style, you must learn to recognize and appreciate the styles of those around you. Understanding everyone in your organization’s styles and strengths will greatly improve the efficiency and ease with which your team relates. When you take the time to uncover the way others work, you learn how to help them perform their best. Here’s an example: If John knows that Paul likes to have all of the information about a subject before he makes a decision and recognizes that as a strength that Paul brings to the team (balanced judgment), he will be more likely to speak Paul’s language (facts and figures). This makes it easier for Paul to make a decision and John is not frustrated with Paul for asking a million questions. He understands that Paul needs data to justify his actions.
Our Dynamic Communication Seminar is designed to help you and your team understand yourselves and each other. When people understand others better they achieve a greater degree of success in life and work. This seminar will open your eyes to a new way of viewing yourself and others and will allow you to discover how to communicate more effectively.
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