Do you communicate well at work?
We all know people who seem to be natural communicators at work. They communicate with each other effectively and confidently . People respect them and help them achieve their career goals. Then, What is your secret? Is it possible to become excellent communicator if not natural?
Sure! People can become great communicators, taking care of what they do. So if you want to build better relationships at work, I can do.
Here are three steps to help you on your way.
Step 1: Go deeper than skin
How well do you know the people you work with? Go beyond the workplace and their assigned task. Take time to find out what they do outside of work. What is your passion? Take a genuine interest in their welfare. The skills they use and enjoy outside of work are transmitted what they do in their workplace. If you get to know them on a personal level, you can share your joy and know when they are going through tough times. You will be able to connect at a deeper level and to judge when and how you convey your message successfully.
People with good communication are respected and get more professional help
Step 2: Notice the nonverbal message
We communicated through the words we use, our tone of voice, but above all through our body language. Have you ever had a conversation with someone who does not speak your language? It is possible! So in the workplace, pay attention to the signals transmitted. You can stand with arms crossed, because you feel comfortable, and any employee may have the impression that you are angry or upset. Why? Because what we received and processed at an unconscious level we can not control and that's where the non-verbal language reflects. Facial expressions, contacto visual, gestures, posture and the way you dress can say a lot more than you think. So learn to know what "are saying" your body.
Step 3: Develop the skill of empathy.
It means being able to really understand what the other person is saying. Practice active listening to be more empathic, How come??, do not talk more than necessary and takes care to hear everything as if you were then to have to pass a test. When someone makes a statement, notice what was meant by his body language and see if something does not fit you
Then, How well do you communicate at work? Follow these tips and see what changes there in the coming days.