The power of communication is undeniable. It is a main driver of success and growth of companies and employees. With this in mind, most companies implement standards of communication that they expect their employees to uphold. But what exactly makes these standards of communication effective and successful?
The root of clear and successful communication stems from the understanding that how we communicate (and our intention behind our message) is equally if not more important than what we say. It is important here to remember that conversations are a dynamic process in which the messenger and the recipient determine the success of the exchange. Here, the ‘feel’ of the conversation or the mood of the leader/manager talking might leave more of an impact than their actual words . Or a leader might feel like what the employees are saying contradicts with their real intentions behind the conversation. This discrepancy appears often in companies and creates misunderstanding.
So how do we align what we say with how we say it? Clear communication largely depends on having a developed inner compass that recognises the dynamic interplay of the intentions and desires being communicated by both parties.
Developing this compass is an individual process that comes from awareness of the individual about their own inner dialogue and how it affects their business communication. Therefore, managers who are very transparent and aware of their internal processing are more able to recognise if what they are communicating (unspoken and spoken) aligns with their intentions and desires. The more clear they are with themselves, the higher the chance that clarity will be conveyed to the employees.
With this in mind, how do we develop this awareness of our inner dialogue and the ability to better communicate and understand others? Meditation is key. Meditation helps an individual recognise (and develop awareness) about their inner concepts, thoughts and emotions that prohibit them from communicating effectively. It is also helps develop compassion – a key component to understanding other people and improving relationships. This openness of a mind free of concepts gives way for creativity and collaboration with others. Myvincha offers communication skills applied package that involves conscious breathing, and focus on optimization of written, verbal and presentation skills.