Why do we always have communication problems with our fellow man? It is amazing with all the ways to communicate these days and we still suck at it! Telephone, letters, fax, emails, blogs, IM and yet people continue to misunderstand what we say and vice versa, ending up in a mood of frustration for not having achieved the objective set out to achieve.
In reading an article published by the University of Colarado, communication problems exist for a variety of reasons on each side of the communication equation, i.e., speaker and listener.
Also, the age old saying, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” is one that rings true to this day. We continue to ignore the non-verbal ways people communicate with us and then say “what did I miss?” when you get a reaction or response you were not expecting and certainly one you don’t think was appropriate.
So, how do we solve this? The famous George Bernard Shaw has a quote:
is the illusion that it has taken place”
But … the question is … are we game?