What is communication? One could come up with their own meaning, however, here is one that I decided to use:
"satellite communications" ·
Seems simple right? Well this is my blog, so I get to share what I think, so these are my opinions. Feel free to leave me your opinions, if you want to make this a two-way communication exchange. Don’t shoot me. If communicating is so simple, I pondered, why do over 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce? The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher. (Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology Research on Marriage & Divorce) I know there are many variables and reasons why divorce is elevated. Touchy subject so let’s move on. Ok, let’s look at why many employees who supervise and manage feel that their staff could do a better job in this area or why do staff feel the same about their managers and supervisors? Well ARE they both Right? Certainly, both are more than likely right.
We are just not good at listening to one another, and to be good communicators you must master the skill of listening. We form our opinions most of the time before the person dialoging with us has completed their sentences, or we have an answer waiting in assumption to what the communicator will yield. We know all the answers. Not even giving that person time to convey their feelings or idea. Just look at the state and condition of our Great American democracy. Bring it closer maybe your work environment.
Approach each communication process as if the person you are dialoging with can teach you something, everyone is an expert at something, someone knows something you don’t. You can’t be a good leader and a bad listener or maintain relationships not being empathetic or poor listener. One of the sincerest forms of respect is listening to what another has to say. “Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk’. --Doug Larson