Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Communication and Cruise Ships


There is an old joke about two women discussing the virtues of a cruise ship. One says, "The food is terrible," and the other replies, "But they give you lots of it."

And that makes me think about communication. Having lots of it doesn't mean that communication is any good and having little communication doesn't mean that it is poor. When we know that we'll be seeing a person in an hour or two, do we feel compelled to prioritize and organize our thoughts? Or do we ramble?

Our ability to turn into engines of productivity just shortly before leaving on vacation demonstrates that limited time can improve communication. We get to the point and don't rest on the assumption that the important messages can be kicked back another day.

As with many other things in life, How Well? can surpass How Much?

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