One of the most sincere forms of respect is listening
If there’s one skill that we all can get better at, to become better leaders, entrepreneurs, social care and pastoral carers, friends, and human beings, it’s listening.
“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force…When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” –Karl A. Menniger
At the core of what Staff Wellbeing solutions offer is a belief that the people in organisations are what determine their success and that people are happier and perform better when communication is good.
In environments where people listen well the potential of the individuals and the success of the organisation is maximised. There is a direct correlation between high investment in listening, higher motivation and performance, staff loyalty and retention, a creative and dynamic work culture, good problem ‘anticipation’ and more effective team work.
Workplaces, particularly busy ones, tend to take short cuts with communication or underestimate how dependent the organisational goals are on a cohesive workforce. Listening is never an optional extra, it is the lifeblood of any organisation and is the single most important indicator of the culture in a team.
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” –Bryant H. McGill
Listening well is crucial in every domain of our lives and no less so in the workplace. ?Listening well is a skill that can be taught and learned and investment in doing th is well is time and money well spent.