There are numerous moments when relationships have been toxic and the need for a relationship timeout has been in order. The workplace includes peers diverse in behavior standards. A relationship timeout may be impossible due to collaborative roles necessary to achieve end results.
Communication problems at work requires quick solutions for meeting common goals.
Answering these questions may help:
- Am I able to listen or am I still too heated?
- Am I aware of my tone? Aware of my language? Aware of my body language?
- What positives surround this person and this relationship?
- What ground rules do I need in order to communicate?
TwoOfUs.org offers seven steps as a communication tool for couples, which may be also used with peers.
The workplace is an environment with a common goal: its mission and vision. To improve communication through design-thinking strategies schedule a package with one of our performance and design coaches. It’s best to prepare before conversations get heated. A common ground begins with defining it. We can help.