Communication and Relationships
There are many different ways that we can change how we communicate in close relationships. I believe that these same suggestions can apply to professional relationships. This article shows 10 different steps that we can attempt to change communication, to better a relationship. For example, there is one type of communication that someone could work on is when working with partners, to not try bullying a conversation. This is also true in the workplace and when working with a supervisor. Getting your point across is very important, but there is a way that you can do it in a positive manner. The article suggests that an individual “Take responsibility for your feelings and speak about them. Set clear limits and make your own decisions about how to respond in a mature way to your partner’s behavior. “
Another example was to make sure that you don’t repeat unhealthy communication patterns that your parents use. The article suggests that you should avoid “repeating patterns of communication that your parents used, make a conscious decision to change. At first it will be difficult, but if you persevere it will become easier.” I couldn’t help but wonder if this could be applied to the world of business. A previous boss, supervisor or co-worker that set a bad example of unhealthy communication can lead to you following in their footsteps.
In conclusion the 10 steps all re great information tips on how to talk to people either in groups or even one on one in the work place.