Making your voice heard at work
How you express yourself, interact with others and make yourself known in your organisation illustrates your capabilities and confidence, your values and commitment.
- Say what you think or think what you say?
- Let others speak up and then agree/disagree?
- Blurt out misplaced comments or humour?
How you interact and participate is noticed by your colleagues and bosses, so you need to be aware of your style and the impressions you create.
Are others clear about where you stand on issues, and why, and do you know how you impact on others. Are you communicating what you mean to say, in the way you mean to say it? If you are, you can go on to build high levels of trust, vital to creativity, collaboration and sound working relationships.