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In New York, taxi means a “black and yellow,” in India a “rickshaw,” in Thailand a “tuk tuk,” and in Haiti a “tap tap.” Travelers in foreign countries can be very surprised by another culture’s definition of taxi. Therefore, even with the most common of words, understanding the context in which that word is used is critical to understanding the significance behind what is being said, whether communicating across the world or across the hall.
While your colleagues in the workplace communicate both verbally and non-verbally, understanding how to interpret their nonverbal communication can be a great advantage. Keep in mind that the meaning behind body language and facial expressions may vary from culture to culture, so it is always good to check for understanding.
Accelerate the personal effectiveness and interpersonal abilities of your employees with a program focused on communication skills. In three, straight-to-the-point modules, employees will experience focused learning on how to effectively listen, communicate and give and receive feedback.
How to best prepare to communicate effectively with others.
The importance of active listening. When we actively listen – our body language, gestures and behaviors let other know we are engaged.
As we all eventually find out, bad communication can lead to even worse problems. This video vignette demonstrates how to effectively deal with a non-listener - confronting the communication problem.
When a team can't freely exchange ideas or share thoughts, the team freezes or becomes ineffective. This vignette demonstrates why we need to deal with the team communication.
Sometimes we need to discuss 'hard' issues - like setting the record straight. Communicating in these situations is critical to get consensus. This vignette demonstrates the approach to confronting others using good communication - to resolve issues.
Let's face it, bad communication can lead to even worse problems. This video vignette demonstrates how we can overcome workplace issues by taking a step back and working on our communication and interpersonal skills.
The importance of being proactive and clarifying information when giving and receiving feedback.
Gain confidence to communicate in a direct and clear manner.
When communicating with others, particularly people from other countries, it is important to recognize when your communication style has become outdated and when it is time to upgrade to a new technique.
Colleagues in the workplace communicate both verbally and non-verbally. Understanding how to interpret their nonverbal communication can be a great advantage. The meaning of body language and facial expressions may vary from culture to culture, so it is always good to check for understanding.
Did you know that 55% of communication with others happens without words? That means your body language is key in your daily conversations. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (W.A.T.C.H.) along with thought-provoking questions to help learners understand the importance of nonverbal communication - helping leaders, managers and supervisors address individual or team issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Due to the recent pandemic, organizations are navigating a broad range of issues that span from keeping their employees and customers safe to re-configuring business operations and getting things to a 'new' normal. This short video program is a great introduction to what employees might see in the post-pandemic workplace.
Whales possess the ability to adapt what they hear and then make it their own. Adaptive communication is a skill that is also critical to organizational growth. Keeping something the same just “because this is the way we have always done it” hinders an organization from innovating and progressing.
When diverse teams come together, there can be conflict if there is a lack of understanding and trust among team members. When there is a lack of trust, the team is fighting its differences instead of embracing them. When teams embrace the challenges that come with differences, the differences can be leveraged for inspiration and growth.
There are times when faced with the choice of following the rules or fighting for a principal such as equality, that a fight against the rules is the right action to take. When working in a diverse environment, pay attention for opportunities to fight for the principal of inclusion instead of following the unspoken rule of “that is the way it has always been done.”
An enduring whimsical tradition that many people are familiar with is the act of placing a written message in a bottle and tossing it into the sea. The composer of the message has no idea who is going to receive the message or when they might get it -or if anyone will at all. Not knowing the end recipient of the message limits the ability to communicate with intention. Communication across differences is often done in a similar fashion.
When working on diverse teams, sometimes you have to create your own opportunities by putting forth new ideas, proposing collaborations, and building networks that will help accomplish your goals.