Communication is the most important thing we do @office right?

To all people that work, no matter what’s the work, we all need in massive amount to communicate.

  • To understand what we do
  • to talk to peers
  • to share what we do
  • to learn about what has to be done
  • to understand from the environment how to do it

and the list could continue for several pages.

Alone we are not able to do anything and our work in itself is a sum of action to accomplish something for the benefit of others.

In this light I should assume that ensuring a good communication has top priority into each of our days. Does it?

  • Do you always think before sending your messages?
  • Do you always adapt to the best channel suitable to convey it?
  • Do you make sure to provide feedback to your peers so they will know how to best get in touch with you next time?
  • Do you make sure you have full focus anytime you communicate avoiding any possible distractions?


In the past weeks with these 3 videos I shared some of the hints how we can communicate more appropriately, thinking outside the inbox.

 

The list is long but the most important thing to consider are:

  1. The channel through with we convey our messages
  2. The reduction of the noise around (such as notifications) so that we can properly pay attention
  3. The simplicity of our content for easier transmission and understanding

All this is in direct proportion with the reduction of information overload, the more we pay attention to good communication, the less we overload and get overloaded.

In the first week (videos you can see here above) I talk about noise reduction, then I shared some hints about e-mail and how to reflect each time we need to share a message and finally one example of how one e-mail message can be easily substituted with instant messaging spending the same time in crafting it but gaining many more side benefits.

The #iorglivemonth will continue, something more about e-mail and then full focus on how to communicate in a more simple and clear way.

Stay tuned, it’s gonna be live till the end of January here bit.ly/iorglivemonth

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