As Carl Rogers said, “The major barrier to mutual interpersonal communication is our very natural tendency to judge, to evaluate, to approve or to disapprove.” Approval usually comes when my perceptions of your behavior match my assumptions of how I think you should behave. It’s time to stop shoulding on each other and begin to ACCEPT each other with our differences. This doesn’t mean we always have to agree with each other; just accept.
People perceive things differently due to differences in cultural/ethnic background, personal experiences, personality styles, gender differences, attitudes and beliefs, etc. This diversity may impact our ability to communicate with each other. Therefore, it is important to keep an open mind about such differences so we can reduce the probability for communication breakdown.
Not only are we faced with ethnic and cultural diversity at the workplace, we are also faced with
· different management styles
· different … Read More