It is said that people with good and strong intrapersonal skills come out more successful in the business environment. That is why building and developing interpersonal skills are vitally important in today workplace. Because whatever your line of work is, you will always be dealing with different clients and colleagues. Interpersonal skills are needed to communicate with each other effectively.
As a communicator, you will be dealing with their different communication styles. How do we deal with them?
Teamwork and Collaboration: One of the most important aspects of interpersonal communication is teamwork. Teamwork means having to share thoughts and ideas to your teammates and working together to be able to reach a common goal. You will always have to communicate with your teammates to ensure that things are running smoothly and projects are up to date. Collaborate well with your team to effectively work out the plans and progress of your project. Lack of communication in teams leads to different misunderstandings, conflict, and missed opportunities.
Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution: Conflicts are always present in the workplace no matter how careful we are. One must be able to adjust to different kinds of situations and different kinds of conflicts. Patience, emotions and anger management issues are also considered to be a part of conflict resolution. Remember to maintain a professional status in your work place.
Lack of listening: Good communication always starts with listening. Lack of listening is one of the main reasons why communication fails and conflict occurs. Learn to listen and understand well the different concerns of your co-workers, understand well the message they are trying to deliver and clarify things to make sure you understood everything correctly.
Be responsible in what you say: Choose the right words and set the right tone of voice.
When people are unable to communicate clearly, they run great risks of inefficiency, conflict and opportunity loss. Meanwhile, good communicators get the work done and are able to build good relationships with the people that they work with.
Build productive relationships through effective communication.
Guthrie-Jensen Consultants is the leading Management Training and Consultancy firm in the Philippines and one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The organization has also conducted various training programs and seminars in Asia, Europe, and North America.