Communication resolutions

Effective communication is good for your health and the health of your hotel. So, in the interest of being fully engaged and effective at work, I made the following New Year’s resolutions around communicating:

  • I will be clear and not say anything that makes it difficult for my listener to “get” what I’m saying. I will frame things carefully for my listener so that what I say will matter to them.
  • I will be complete with my communications before going on to the next subject and not leave anyone wondering what I said or why I said it. If I’m not sure if my message got across, I’ll ask the listener!
  • I will be responsive to every email from people I know as quickly as possible and always within 24 hours unless my auto-responder lets people know when they can expect to hear back from me. (It’s rude not to respond promptly, and when I do, the communication is complete, and I can move on.)
  • I will be responsible for both my communications to others and how those communications are heard and understood. I accept the extra work on my part that may be necessary for this resolution to be fulfilled. If I fail at any of my resolutions, I’ll clean things up as quickly as possible.

Staying healthy requires exercise, and exercise takes effort. Good communication also requires effort. 

What communication tips can you share?

Here’s wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014!