Collaboration tools are great for productivity and efficiency, and although we have more meetings than ever, they are becoming shorter on average and there seems to be less time to connect, get to know each other and have the human touch.
The benefits of conversations are well researched for the individual- they can improve your mood, feeling of connection and belonging to a group, and can also be beneficial for career and productivity, especially when working across functions, departments and cultures.
Conversations also have a great impact on teams including building trust, boosting morale and creating opportunities to learn something new about the world through another point of view.
Social wellbeing is more important than ever, especially when working for the majority of time remotely and or in a hybrid way.
Knowing how to create good conversations is a social skill, and some argue an art, in which we are losing our capabilities. I know that if we can make people feel at ease through our conversation and help them smile, we bring little moments of joy and connection to the world.
In today’s episode, we explore how to have good conversations.
What you will learn in this episode:
- The benefits of conversations for the individual and the team
- Set an intention
- Find space
- Demonstrate your listening
- Be curious about what you can learn
- Find the connectors
- Sharing reciprocity
- Ask for their opinion
- Observe their verbal and non-verbal communication