Εffective Communication and Cooperation
Good communication and cooperation are essential for individual and group success in the workplace and in daily life. Both skills are closely connected and you should regularly practice to improve them. Your communication is effective if it is correctly understood by other people. Using the seven Cs of effective communication will improve the quality of your communication. Using also essential communication skills such as active listening, giving and feedback and empathy will make us truly great communicators. It is very important to be aware of and practice non-verbal communication as it represents more than 50 % of your entire communication. Doing research and preparation will greatly increase your chances to be hired for a job. Using the seven Cs of communication and other communication skills will help you present yourselves successfully during a job interview. It is important to know what skills we bring to the company and be able to present this clearly to your future employer. Negotiating a better salary is a normal part of the hiring process. To be successful we must clearly present why we deserve it. You must also be reasonable and ready to compromise. After you reach an agreement you must demand the terms of your agreement in writing. Teamwork has many positive effects on everybody involved, it reduces stress and burnout and increases creativity and productivity. Good teams communicate a lot, learn from each other and express gratitude to co-workers when they do something positive or helpful.