When is staff room chatter good for business?

In our busy lives we have email, text and social media to communicate so why bother we staff room chatter?

It would seem the human thing of talking and listening to another human being has almost gone out of the window in a typical working day but we know from our discussion model that when we exclude the chatting with purpose of being interested section the effectiveness of the discussions drops…

So why is it when we know on some level that being interested in the people we work with does matter.

Why is it that you almost have to book an appointment to do it.

Some companies have adopted the email free Fridays to get their staff talking to each other. How about you? Are you making time to connect with the person and not just with the job they do for you?

One of our clients recently said that the Power Groups were like  a staff room for sole traders. A place for you to talk things through and know that the other people understood and were in the same boat so to speak and everything said was confidential. Which I guess is probably  a little better than a typical staff room in the past.

So when we are all against the clock and yet we know that knowing the people we work with is essential for good relationships, productivity and team support.

 

What needs to happen for people in business to get the balance right between idle chit-chat and good old-fashioned human connection and productivity?

What are you doing right now that is good for business relationships?

What needs to happen for it to work better?

Recognise your learning

What do you know NOW as a result of reading this, that perhaps you did not know before?

What difference does knowing that make, if any?

Plan your next best step

What would you like to have happen next?

Can you?

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Thanks for listening

Sheryl

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