Many of us really dread this word as change is something we do not like. As a leader, people do not know how to make their team members change when it is required. There are many factors that make change a difficult proposition. The fear of the unknown is one, for some of us the EGO plays up and we do not want to fail in front of others when we try to change or when we affect change. There are others factors like “people around me” that do not let people change in the process. Even the environment plays up and makes change difficult.
Listening is a habit that makes us aware of what is going on around us. We can listen and comprehend what the speaker wants and act accordingly. But, active listening is an art that is actually required for effective communication. This skill helps us read between the lines and with which we can show interest to our communicators.
One of the most profound abilities to have in any occupation is the ability to communicate effectively. Active communication allows ideas and meaningful messages to flow freely in the organization that eventually leads to productive days and great results.