We do it all the time – Communicate. But… it doesn’t mean we are good at it…
In talking to a co-worker today, I realized once again the importance of awareness in communication. Sure you might have delivered the message in a way that made sense, in a logical pattern of thought, and in the right setting – but is your job in the communication done?
In my opinion – NO! Delivering the message is only half the battle. Making sure the other party actually got it is crucial. Don’t be afraid to ask… but be careful it does not come across as you being condescending… (see title)
Oh that’s right… then there is that whole thing about listening – I heard that is important too