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Finding common ground

Roles. All of us develop habits that we use when we communicate with others. This becomes the way we approach new things and do our work. When we interact with others we often find that the communications do not always work as well as we might have expected. This can lead to misinterpretations and misunderstandings and a lot of wasted energy and time.

The best solution to these situations is to reverse roles and put yourselves in each other's shoes. Once you have done this and gained a better understanding of what each is attempting to do you usually find that common ground is much easier to find. When you combine this with beginning with the end goal in mind you can save time and energy and reach conclusions that will move everything forward.

Start now to clearly understand the perspective that each brings and learn some new habits to make yourselves more effective.

“Everybody counts, everybody deserves a chance, everybody has a responsible role to play and we all do better when we work together.” — Bill Clinton

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Published October 08, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 07, 2013 at 7:06 pm)

Finding common ground

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