By | Diana Kawarsky | Online/F2F Learning Facilitator & B2B Consultant/Coach. 2021 ranked #26 of Global Gurus “Top 30” ranking in Communication
Courageous Communication in our virtual work relationships can be a gateway to creating ongoing and mutually beneficial feedback. Here are 6 tips my clients have success with to get you started………
1. Be clear about the goals
- Make a simple outline, plan or notes for yourself describing the area, topic or incident you wish to discuss.
- Bring your pan to your meeting – it shows you are invested and give a hoot.
- You need to be clear in your own mind what you hope to achieve.
2. Give thought to how you set up the meeting
- Choose a mutually accessible platform e.g., Zoom or WebEx etc.
- Ensure the scheduling and duration make sense to everyone’s availability.
- No virtual one-on-one meeting need be more than 45-60 mins – EVER.
- 30 mins or less is preferred.
3. Look for the positive(s) in the situation
- Life happens to all of us – be sure to look for the outcomes of behaviours and not speculate on possible motivations.
- Assume honourable intentions and you will have an easier time focusing on the positives – even when they are few and dim. They are there.
4. Listen thoughtfully
- Once you have spoken to your outline the area, topic or incident that you want to discuss, give the person a chance to give their view on the situation.
- You may find the other person is only too aware that there is a possible disconnect.