Today we hosted a group of leaders from Smart CEO to talk about the importance of creating a positive corporate culture. I had to stop and smile as I thought about how I have evolved throughout my various jobs to where I am today. Ironically, I was just thinking about this topic recently as I juggled volunteer responsibilities, running errands, taking care of my family and getting my work done. Finding harmony at work has taken a lot of patience and open communication on the part of everyone involved. What's important to me isn't necessarily what's important to my colleagues. We all need to respect one another and find a good balance. I have always found that the root of all conflict can be found where there is a difference of opinions. Conflict can be healthy if dealt with in a timely manner. I guess it's kind of like building muscle.
I haven't always been someone who speaks up when something is bothering me. In fact, I will vacillate until the issue becomes bigger in my mind than it often originated. This week I took a different approach and addressed an issue that was bothering me head on. It turns out it wasn't an issue at all. The way we communicate has changed so drastically that we rarely have the chance to talk face to face. I'll bet you even prefer to e-mail or text than speak to someone one on one. Having personal contact with one another is important to building strong relationships. If you have gone long periods of time without talking to someone face to face, call them up and schedule a get together. Take a break from the madness that we create and breathe. If something is bothering you, figure out what it is and resolve it.
We are facilitating a presentation on May 4th to talk about various messages we send with the ways we communicate, look, talk and act. Chances are if you aren't happy with your corporate culture or are involved in some form of conflict, it will be recognized. If you are interested in joining us for this presentation, please give me a call or send me an e-mail.
Until then, I'm going to savor the environment we've created at McDonell Consulting and Development, Inc. and look forward to seeing you at one of our classes soon.
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