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.
Conflicting opinions, unhealthy competition, baseless arguments, lack of consensus through rigid disagreements, a mix of personal and professional spheres, skipping deadlines, disruptive workflow, and drastic changes in the status quo are the worst nightmares of every workplace. And worse is that these factors have the potential to turn into a horrific reality if we do not establish effective communication. In all of these instances, you will notice a pattern that each and everything boils down to the importance of establishing an effective communication environment in a workplace!