In today’s environment, Dynamic Communications has never been more crucial. People are working and communicating with each other in so many varied ways.And more often than not that communication and working mode is not face-to-face or the parties are in different locations, and time zones. This, in my view, makes it even more critical that we ensure are engaging in interpersonal communications that work.
By its very nature, when we speak about Dynamic Communications we are talking about a process that is ever evolving,and because we are talking about human beings we are talking about something that is inescapable, complex and often irreversible (or at least its effects can be irreversible).
Standing in the path of successful Dynamic Communications – interpersonal communications that work are several key elements:
1) Past Experiences
The reality is that our past experiences play an important role in our effectiveness in Dynamic Communications. Our past experience is what influences how and how quickly we assign, meaning, significance, acceptance and response in our communications and affects the extent to which our interpersonal communications are effective.
2) Our Behavioural Preferences
The reality is that we all tend to communicate how we would prefer to be communicated with. It takes real growth, strength and personal, professional and social maturity to stretch our personal communication bent. At On Purpose Leadership we make use of the Target Training International’s DISC model of interpreting and understanding behavioural preference. Our experience is that as individuals become more educated and practised in the use of tools like this we see their interpersonal communication effectiveness skyrocket.
3) Our Personal Motivators or Driving Forces
As important as past experience and behavioural preference are, I would say nothing affects our Dynamic Communications and whether our interpersonal communications work as our personal Driving Forces. It is certainly an effect that is deeper on a personal level but is likely the greatest influencer on our dynamic communications. These elements form a key foundational element in our Dynamic Communications courses.
4) Goal and Focus of the Communication
Of course for Dynamic Communications to be viewed as interpersonal communications that work, that communication must be focused and have a clear goal. nothing defeats dynamic communications like a lack of clarity and absence of focus. At the root of this is preparation.
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