the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else*
It sounds so easy, doesn’t it, this definition of communication?
However, communication might be simple; effective communication is not easy at all.
Effective communication is essential for your success as a leader, for your business success and for your success in collaborations and alliances. Effective communication means that the receiver of your message received the message in the way you intended it.
Effective communication is a two-way street: it requires you to be crystal clear in the message you send and it requires you to listen and to observe in order to verify how your message is received and understood.
Effective communication is active: actively share and request news and information, and forget all about the proverb “no news is good news”.
Effective communication is open and non-judgmental: saying “thank you” to advise rather than judging it will be more effective and will allow you to hear what is really being communicated.
What can you do this week to improve in your communication?
Enjoy your week!
*This definition is quoted from Merriam Webster dictionary