Are we as connected to who we are as we would like to be?
Are we as connected with our family and friends as fully as we like?
Are we connected with our close colleagues?
How do we understand that our colleagues understand what we mean?
What about listening? How do we show we are truly listening? And have truly understood what they are say?
How about trying paraphrasing and demonstrating we’ve understood what someone has said, and how important it is.
Stepping back from all the discussions, and topics that are distractions.
Clarifying their point of view – looking for their real needs, goals and opportunities.
Can we summarise and confirm what they have just said?
As a thought experiment, role playing is quite a magical experience.
What comes to our mind as a first response? What is a better response?
How we response really build rapport – right?
Can we be productive and be empathetic?
Is this an individual need or is it a larger question?
What kind of organisation do we want to be?
If people are treated with more care and feel safe are they not going to be more productive?
Wouldn’t it be great to feel safe and enjoy and have fun at work?
It seems simple right?
Is it a challenge?
Let’s try it
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