“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”Robert Frost
I find it’s better to over-communicate than under-communicate, particularly when it comes to creative work.
When you unintentionally leave a client in the dark about what you are doing or thinking, they tend to panic. Perhaps they don’t want to know all the itty bitty details on how the vegan-sausage is made, but they do want to know if you’re on the same page as them.
Better to be annoying and over-communicative than silent and allow imaginations to run wild.
This applies to life as much as it is to work. Think about how powerful the silent treatment is when you’re mad at someone. It’s horrible. We stress ourselves out until the conflict is resolved.
We all want to feel safe and feel like we belong with the people we surround ourselves with. Direct and open communication is a breath of fresh air.
Brevity might be the soul of wit, but open communication is how great relationships are made.
Now, this isn’t permission for us to drone on and bore everyone to death. Listening is the greatest communication tool we have. However, effective communication is one of the most important components of any job or relationship. It’s hard to build an idea (or relationship) without being about to communicate it to others.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #801