Know Your Communication Style
February 17, 2009
And don’t be afraid to ask for it!
I had the wonderful opportunity to listen to conversation between a manager and a consultant.
OK, I lied! Boy did I lie.
It was not wonderful, it was horrible, it was ghastly, it was downright painful.
The manager is a hard nosed, give me the key figures, give me the next steps, give the recommendation type individual.
The consultant was a long winded, build up the story and paint the picture type individual.
As much talk as there was – there was no communication.
There are entire volumes written about our individual learning and communications styles, and communication skills – so I won’t go into that here.
But as a business technology manager, I consider it my duty to know the communication styles of the individuals I deal with.
As a small to medium busines owner or manager, you should know what your preferred style is.
And if your IT staff or provider is not providing it – You are fully within your right to ask for it!
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