- … is thinking, thinking and thinking again
- … but also, works as a mental cinema
- … takes place both verbally and non-verbally
- … is based on sending and receiving; it works both ways!
- … means talking but also letting others finish talking
- … opens doors and lets us share to each other
- … but also means listening, looking, reading, understanding, and being understood
Communication is the cornerstone for togetherness and the bridge towards reaching a goal with another person. It is thus both a dialogue and a cultivation of relationships. It is also an expression of one’s own personality and an exchange of information. In addition, communication variies in complexity according to the situations at hand.
Because communication is so complex, or precisely because of it, communication in everyday life is sometimes difficult or can be exhausting, especially in a team setting.
Because our mental cinema (those thougts in our head) is usually concerned with itself. So, is it possible that we do not notice exactly ho the other is doing, what he is feeling?
That’s very likely because, mostly, we are usually consumed by our own thoughts.
In other words, we deal with an incredible amount of distraction that keeps us from listening intently. We here the radio playing with one ear, our hands are busy typing on the cell phone, we’re working on our PC and our mental cinema is constantly on at the same time, dominating our thoughts above all else.
Hence, we talk to each other in PASSING only! The result: the real message passes us by! After all, we say something different from what we think – AND we hear – „only half of what’s being said“!
This is the reason why in all training programs, communication must be a component to counteract this dilemma.