Understanding how to communicate face-to-face with various Styles is critical to generating Market Force.
It’s no less critical when we communicate electronically.
Think about the last e-mail you sent. Did it coordinate action or make an assessment? What was its result? If you find your messages, voice-mails and even texts are consistently generating additional replies and therefore creating “communication clutter,” maybe the onus is on you to make your requests more clear and your promises more specific. Our individual Styles do not go away when translated by a keyboard.
In fact, a person’s Style may become even more clear, as our typed words and captured voice provide records of our language choices.
A good exercise to better analyze your style would be to peruse your sent message folder for additional insight into your communication habits. How are you “speaking” to those you are e-mailing and texting? Do the same with any online project management tools you use; you may very well be able to identify the exact message or even the very word, that caused a breakdown.
If you’re like most people, you don’t like the back-and-forth that texting and e-mails often create. Remember the value of performative speaking in written communications and soon your e-conversations will be shorter, more productive and helping you create prosperity.