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Communication Derailed

Posted by on 9/27/2017 to Communication
Communication Derailed
Communication Derailed, HRDQ’s popular interactive communication training game provides a powerful demonstration of communication’s impact in the workplace and teaches the necessary skills for effective communication.

Why Do You Hit it Off with Some People, but Not Others?

Posted by on 8/4/2017 to Communication
Why Do You Hit it Off with Some People, but Not Others?
It may be that you have different Neurolinguistic styles. While we all use our senses, everyone has an unconscious lean towards one channel over another. This is called Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP. We don’t just use this preference when taking in information, it also influences the way we organize it in our heads, and how we communicate that sensory information to others around us.

How to Become a Model Listener

Posted by on 6/27/2017 to Communication
How to Become a Model Listener
Have you heard? Effective listening skills are the foundation for better communication, decision making, and teamwork, as well as reduced absenteeism, turnover, and conflict. Yet studies show people remember only half of what they hear, even moments after they’ve heard it. That’s because listening and hearing are not one and the same. And while we may be born with the ability to hear, the ability to listen is a skill that must be developed.

Successful communication starts with knowing your personality style

Posted by on 6/1/2017 to Communication
Successful communication starts with knowing your personality style
What is communication style? When asked many people think of two or more people engaged in conversation. But communication is a multifaceted series of actions and interpretations, simultaneously more complex and simple than conversation. Four different forms of communication are verbal, paraverbal, body language, and the use of personal space. All four forms send messages to other people. 

Playing Up Your Style for Better Communication

Posted by on 5/9/2017 to Communication
Playing Up Your Style for Better Communication
Ask anyone in an organization and it won’t take much for them to identify a coworker they feel they work well with and another they find challenging. The reasoning behind this has a lot to do with personality styles, after all, some combinations are more complementary than others. If your organization wants to make meaningful improvements to their relationships, there’s no better place to start than personality style.