• Alissa Davis

Better Communication in the Workplace – Part 2

Updated: Aug 6

To read the first part of this post please visit Better Communication In The Workplace – Part 1

Communication skills are a key component of effective teamwork, but they can oftentimes be lacking. These four tips will help you enhance your communication with others by being more clear about what is desired or needed for it to happen smoother than ever before!

Work on Your Emotional Perception

You can change your emotional perception by changing how you perceive things. Some people are quick to anger and other emotions. In contrast, others have allopathic responses, which means they need more time processing information before acting on it or giving their opinion about something in a conversation.

The first step is learning why we react so differently from one another- there’s no single answer but rather there are several factors at play here, including genetics & personality type, even life experiences throughout childhood leading up until now! Once these basics have been established, try taking note when someone else responds negatively. Does your colleague seem overwhelmed? Perhaps now is not the best time for you both to ask them about task assistance, or have you noticed someone who has been trying desperately against all odds to break into conversation with someone else on an upcoming project meeting?

Better Communication in the Workplace

Practice Self-Awareness

Practice self-awareness, and become better at reading your own emotions. You can train yourself to notice when you’re feeling down or anxious. It doesn’t affect how decisions are made on behalf of not just one person—still, many different aspects are involved within each personality type.

Our non-verbal behavior and how we speak are critical to how others feel about us.

When the words we speak convey one message and our body language another, people can be confused. It’s important then to ensure that what is being communicated doesn’t get lost in translation because if this happens, it could jeopardize your intended impact on others! It’s essential to be aware of your non-verbal behaviors, and this will help you enhance the quality of working relationships with others.

Give Others a Chance to Engage

Giving others a chance to engage is the key to successful communications.

A two-way street means you have both sides of this interaction committed, and that can only happen with open communication between all parties involved in any given conversation or discussion about something where everyone has an opinion! Here are some tips…

Practice Listening

To be a good communicator, we have to listen as well. Listening is not just about what you say but also how often and when the right time comes for speaking with potential clients or customers in mind, then chat them up!

Reflective questioning is a powerful way to empower others by encouraging them to reflect on what they have done, how it was done, and why. This method can help you make better decisions for things to get more efficient. The people working with you will be aware of their performance, so there won’t need any unnecessary meetings or bickering over small matters when more significant problems go unattended.

To read the first part of this post please visit Better Communication In The Workplace – Part 1

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