Session Abstract: The first value of the Agile Manifesto relies on a huge assumption – that we know how to interact effectively. Experience shows us interaction isn’t simple. Different ways of processing and sharing information can lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding. It doesn’t have to be that way.
While it’s true that we’re different, we’re different in predictable ways. This session shines a spotlight on patterns of communication and encourages a conscious and strategic approach to conversations.
You’ll explore four basic communication styles, determine how your own style differs from the other three and discover techniques to overcome those differences so you can connect and be understood.
With its foundation in psychological principles, it’s a lighthearted yet practical look at human conversation and a powerful communication tool that can improve your relationships at work and in life.
In this interactive session, you’ll learn to:
- Recognize individual differences in communication style.
- Identify your own style. – Uncover the characteristics of each style, to identify the folks you interact with.
- Develop strategies to interact productively with people whose styles differ from your own. Join us to discover and practice a skill that can improve your interactions almost immediately.