Communication is key to healthy workplace relationships.
Learn to identify, understand, and relate
Effective communication is absolutely vital in any workplace environment. Understanding that each person converses in their own unique manner is just as vital. This is where you can adjust your communication style accordingly and ensure that your message is well received by your work colleague(s), but firstly you have to learn how to identify the four main types of communication styles – the Driver, Analyst, Expresser and Supporter.
People who follow the first two styles are independent; they focus on getting work done rather than building relationships. The Expresser and Supporter prefer communicating with and supporting others. As you may have already deduced, the Supporter is a follower who prefers to work with tried and tested methods while the Expresser takes the lead as a risk taker who promotes ideas.
Although the Expresser is often full of creativity and ideas, the actual work is left to other more suited individuals such as the Analyst – a methodical, meticulous worker who is good at solving problems and gathering data. A similar approach is taken by the Diver who is an opinionated, decisive and has an excellent work ethic (A lover of competitions and winning as well!)
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the Supporter who prefers working with others thereby sharing credit while possessing a friendly personality which helps to maintain co-operation.
Identifying these unique communication styles early on can assist you greatly in building strong professional relationships within your company and industry.