Hi, it's Tina, and I'm here with your one-minute management tip. You know, communication is one of those things that we will always be learning how to improve the way we do it. But one thing when you're communicating with the people that you work with, it's important that you pick the right channel for the communication.
What do I mean by that? Well, if what you have to say is maybe I'm just going to be late. A text message might do. If you're giving instructions to everyone in the office, or maybe one specific person, maybe an email might work or an email with an attachment with the instructions. But when you really have something to say that you want people to hear to understand.
It's really important to choose face-to-face communication, if at all possible. One time I received an email from one of my coworkers and from the email regarding a situation that they were having, I assumed something totally different than what was really happening. When we had a face-to-face conversation, they were surprised because I didn't understand what was really going on.
And that's the problem with written emails or even text message. If you have to pick up the phone, that's even better. But if you can have a face-to-face conversation this way people can see your expressions, they can hear your tone of voice, and most of all, they can ask questions. So I hope you'd take this food for thought, and put it to your communication skills. If you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected] or Dr. Peter Wishnie at [email protected]. You take care and stay safe out there. Bye.