Let’s start with communication. It was inherently dicey before the mass remote migration. Even in great workplaces, message intended is frequently not message received, cultural and other personal filters warp meaning, and we encounter barriers to listening and critical thinking, among the many roadblocks to understanding.
Add in new challenges of the remote communication landscape, such as increased use of technology and the associated learning curves, new competing stimuli, reduced access to non-verbal cues, less chance for needed interaction on-demand (to name a few) and you have the moment for some long-needed skill building!
Communication is the heart, the soul, the foundation, of our relationships — personal and professional. Empowering your team to become effective communicators has enormous benefits.(more…)