The way we communicate has the potential to build up relationships and collaborate more, especially in this new era of hybrid workplaces. It can lead to powerful moments of learning, and create a foundation to connect, exchange information and work together.
However, communication can also be a root cause of an unsuccessful team or a relationship. It can sometimes be a huge source of stress, anxiety and missed opportunities.
While some people communicate seamlessly, and naturally connect, others may not. Most of the times we are in a hurry to respond to the other person rather than to listen, and understand. Our biases get in the way of authentically connecting with others.
It is important to work towards overcoming our own prejudices, our likes, dislikes, assumptions, and preferences primarily to make our communication work in building better relationships in personal or work life.