Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Are your relationships crumbling?

I can't go anywhere without seeing an opportunity for a blog post!

The sandcastle above lasted a minute or two before crumbling. It just needed a little more water to provide the glue that would have kept the sand together for much longer.   
Although, as I'm sure many of us have found, once the tide comes in all that care and attention amounts for nothing as our carefully designed castles topple back into the sea.

So what learning do I take from water that can be applied to communication - personally and organisationally?

  • Communication is the glue that holds us together
  • Too much communication and we can get overwhelmed
  • Too little communication and it doesn't stick
  • Communication isn't something you do once - it needs repeating regularly
  • Communication little and often is better for absorption and flourishing 
Is your communication too much, too little, or if you'll allow me to mix my metaphors, just like Goldilocks' porridge and just right?

Alison Smith

Landscaping Your Life
Inspiring change inside and out

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