Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quote #84, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?

Here goes blog quotes #84....

"The biggest problem with communication is the assumption that it has taken place."

-George Bernard Shaw-

Did you ever ask for directions for someplace, and end up lost? Ever finish a project at work and go in excitedly to show the boss, only to find out its nothing like what he/she was looking for?How about a discussion with your spouse that got mixed signals, thus ending up in an argument?

Its called communication. It's probably one of the most important things we can try to improve on. Listening, a part of communicating, is extremely difficult to be good at. Arguably, it may be more important than anything else we try TO DO. How about interpreting? We may listen properly but interpret it totally different, and good communication has not occurred. Verification is a third part of communicaton. "So if I heard you correct, you meant blah blah blah... "

We've only scratched the surface, but hope we properly communicated a few things to get your noggin thinking about better message delivery( communication).

That's my view....... What say YOU?

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