You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating, communication is key!
It is key for quite a number of reasons, regardless of the situation, the relationship, or the business.
Most of the time we think we know what the other person meant, and we think they know exactly what we meant when we had that conversation.
Yet, if we check in with each other days, weeks or even hours later, we may find that those understandings are not as clear or as accurate as we thought.
More relationships have been broken, more partnerships have dissolved, more business has been lost because the communication was not enough, not repeated for clarity, or not maintained as times goes on, than from any other cause.
It is helpful to remember that mis-communication does not happen on purpose. We do not intend to mis-understand someone. It is merely a reflection of where our awareness and consciousness was at the time.
We sometimes forget that things change over time, and with those changes come our perceptions of what that means to our original communication.
The solution is always the same. Communicate often, communicate constantly, and revisit all communication over time. It may save more than just a few headaches…
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant