What is good communication? What does communication between two parties look like in practice? How does it reflect in everyday business?
You cannot be successful in business without good communication skills. Communication skills are the backbone of effective planning, managing, implementing, organizing, executing vision, delegating tasks, and marketing business. These skills also help mitigate conflict, build people up, and create trust between colleagues. Communication creates a space for knowledge and skills to be exchanged, helping boost efficiency and growth of individuals and the company as a whole.
What are some of the indicators that nurture smooth communication? In terms of leadership, a good leader needs to have a sound understanding of his/her own emotions as well as those of others, and be able to regulate and communicate these emotions when interacting with others (Hooijberg, Hunt, and Dodge, 1997). But how do we achieve this? Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that it is up to each individual to work on themselves and understand what is standing in their way of communicating effectively. How we listen, how we respond, how open-minded we are to hear other opinions, all affect how we communicate.
Listening attentively as a way to open up the channels of communication with others, comes from turning attention inwards and taking the time to understand and accept what we find within. The ability to quiet our mind and simply observe ourselves ultimately helps us better understand how our emotions, concepts, thoughts and memories shape our communication and perception of our surroundings. By better understanding ourselves (our blocks, triggers, prejudices, destructive emotions, thoughts and memories) we are more able to see and understand the bigger picture, and develop our compassion – a key to healthy communication and inner growth.
MyVincha goes beyond the traditional business trainings by offering meditation packages that focus on the core of good communication – developing emotional and social intelligence, confidence and self-control. Meditating on these topics help individuals develop clarity, openness, personal insights about how they can best align with company core values, and ultimately become more productive.