Its the delivery stupid……
How often is poor communication the cause for confusion, anger, upset?
How often do we send a text message, speak on the phone, type an email (or all three for the superbly talented) whilst we are doing something else?
How much importance do we really place on ensuring we are communicating effectively?
These are the questions I’m mulling over having miscommunicated badly. Really badly.
As in nearly end of the world, meteor storm showering the earth badly.
As in poke every square inch of my body with a red hot needle badly.
As in…..well you get the picture….
I knew the message I wanted to communicate, I knew the message I wanted to get across. But I was really busy and I got it wrong.
Under challenge I was defensive. I mean if you look at the words that were communicated then sure they could have been taken the wrong way. But that wasn’t my sentiment that wasn’t what I was trying to get across. That wasn’t the message I wanted to convey, I mean can’t they understand that?
The cold light of day shows me that it was my error. It didn’t matter that I was busy. It didn’t matter that I had a million other things vying for my attention. I was more concerned with task than with the message.
How many times does that happen each day?
4/10 HRD. Must try harder.