Read on to learn about: how to respond to excuses; why excuses are not allowed in the first place; how to save time by making small changes to your behavior at work.
In my previous post I wrote about direct and indirect communication and how to find a middle ground by adapting your behavior and adopting some new behaviors. Today I want to go back to that topic and talk about some responses I normally get when I teach Cross Cultural Communication for business.
Most clients have the same concerns in Communication workshops, and by concerns I mean excuses to avoid responsibility. I know that’s not very nice of me to say but in general I don’t accept excuses especially when the solution is simple and requires only a small bit of effort. I don’t accept excuses because I have met many people who have several jobs, volunteer to lead organizations and still have time to dedicate to improvement. If you want to make changes in your life you will find the time and energy to do it. If you don’t make the change then it's because you just don't want to.
In general, the three biggest excuses against taking action are:
It really is that simple, it just requires time – and a bit of time at the beginning can save you a lot of time at the end. So get started and start saving time.
By: Shiva Roofeh
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That's 6 countries, 3 languages and 2 religions. Expat, immigrant, refugee, TCK, there are lots of things you can call me, but I prefer Shiva.