All communication (verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual) involves 3 parts: a sender, a message, and a receiver. Effective communication requires thoughtful senders, clear messages, and active listening from the receiver. When 1 of those parts fails, miscommunication or misunderstanding can occur. Clearly communicating and actively listening in our relationships can increase our empathy and understanding of others.
Everyone deserves respect. Our identity, background, circumstances, beliefs, abilities, and associations are each unique to us. Showing respect to others begins by acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating how we are the same and different. We show respect by treating others the way we want to be treated.
Working together (collaboration) is an essential skill needed to thrive in the 21st-century workplace. Differing personalities, listening, and discussion skills require practice when working together effectively. When mastered, incredible results can be accomplished that are creative, effective, and meaningful.