Illusions of Communication
George Bernard Shaw once said
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”
This quote has had a significant impact on the way we interact and communicate with others here at Apex HR.
We’ve learned to become more intentional in the way we communicate.
By intentional, we mean rather than going through the motions of communicating, seeing it as a process, we actively listen and are attentive to managing the work that comes from listening. It’s something more active and dynamic.
We can all relate to situations where we have sent an email or had a quick conversation with someone, convincing ourselves that we had ticked the communication box.
This was however an illusion, as Bernard Shaw teaches us. We know when we participate in this kind of communication, it feels inauthentic. We don’t trust it. To move to a more conscious and intentional form of communication it means applying the fundamentals of emotional intelligence within every interaction. Easier said than done granted.
During communication, when we elevate our level of consciousness the new insights can be both amazing and powerful. If we are prepared to be more conscious, we can turn illusions into something of real substance and meaning. Here at Apex HR, we believe this is what the world is really crying out for right now.