Something that will irritate a lot of co-workers is the failure to communicate. When you fail to communicate clearly with someone you will end up giving them mixed signals and that will end up taking a big toll on work. You’ll need to consider that when you communicate with others that you take care of expressing your own, personal feelings about the matter. If something is really important to you and it needs to be done by someone else, you should state that it has to be done at this specific time and that it’s a personal interest. A lot of people feel that their co-workers do not hear them because they simply don’t want to, and that’s partly the issue. You will need to learn how to take care of the communication on your end of things. You’ll find that if you communicate, but then don’t listen to yourself, you’re part of the miscommunication. Communicating not only means that you talk to others, but you hear their side of the issue too. Keep in mind that communication is one of the most important things that you can do on the job.
The first thing that you will want to do is recognize that there is a problem in communication. The minute that you sit down and tell your friend that there is a miscommunication here and that you are not happy with their behavior, you have taken the first step. You’ll need to recognize the problem and then try to pinpoint exactly who “dropped the ball”.
Once you see the problem crystal clear, then you will need to take some action towards fixing it. You’ll need to approach your work team and tell them exactly how you feel. Once you communicate your message to your co-workers you need to take a step back from the talking and start listening. Most of the time when people recognize a miscommunication it is simply because one person does all the talking. You need to get both sides of the story before you move on.
Once you have communicated your issues with the person, you’ll want to take a step back and listen to the feedback. It is very important that you hear the other person out without any interruptions. This will not only help you to carry on with the work relationship, but effective communication can help strengthen a business partnership. For you to succeed as a co-existing team you’ll need to be open with the lines of communication, and you’ll need to do your best to examine your own feelings about the job.
Once you have listened to the feedback it is your turn to talk. It is very important that you learn how to let some things go, but it is just as important that you learn how to take your time with a co-worker. Often it is the lack of understanding, want to communicate, and passing up specific communication time, and you both need to work harder on communications.
You have to take your time and examine what it is that you need out of life and out of your career. If you would like to press on with your career at this particular level or move up in the company, you’ll need to have good communication skills. Perhaps you may be interested in taking a class or two on interpersonal communications. These classes will help you to role play and get the point of effective communication. As for the career, your career depends on you wanting to communicate or change. You’ll need to initiate the steps to communicate more or in a manner that is more effective.