7 Communication Mistakes You're Making at Work
Take the time to establish clear expectations around how your team is communicating.
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“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Failure to Write Down Decisions. Writing down and reading back key decisions is an important way for everyone to move in the same direction.
Wasteful Meetings. To save everyone's time, only hold meetings to make decisions and/or to improve relationships.
Spin. If you want people to truly listen, be sure they can believe what you say. Encourage transparency and truth-telling.
Boring Packaging. Ditch the 35-page PowerPoint deck and explain why your project really matters.
Inept Listening. Listen carefully and ask great questions. Create meaning from the responses.
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Avoiding Difficult Conversations.
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Not Keeping an Open Mind. Accept and respect differences, listen without judgment and consider all sides of an issue.
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