Communications are a great thing, when they work. We often think a conversation is the most simple and direct to communicate our message. However, sometimes, that isn’t always the case.
A number of years ago, my son came up to me and told me about a video he watched at a friend’s house. He said that it was really funny, and wanted to show me. I asked him where it was, and he said (at least I thought he said) “U2”. U2? I didn’t know they made funny music videos. Nonetheless, I went to the U2 website and my son was not pleased. Let’s just say, he was a bit frustrated. A week or so passes and my son comes home with a post it note, on it was www.youtube.com.
Has that ever happened to you? Sometimes, communications in families, companies, organizations, you name it, can simply break down, and we need an intermediary to help smooth things along. Obviously, they are not as easily solved with a post it note, but you would be surprised how an outside perspective can help smooth things along.
As always, The HR Team is here to help you with the myriad of people issues that occur in the workplace. So feel free to contact us to discuss.
Until next month!