3 Tools for Leading Consciously in Workplace Communication guest article for Fit Pros Workplace Well
Today’s workplace has physically transformed. Not only have we shifted from fewer brick and mortar offices to t 24/7 remote access; but the workforce itself has become incredibly diverse. conscious communication plays a vital part of a company’s cultural and economic success.
My first job (in the early ‘90s) was working as foreign exchange assistant for a Wall Street firm. The squawk box sat in the midst of my team’s workspace. The foreign exchange traders would bark out orders, instructions and, often, profanities and cutting remarks. A few of the women on my team would cry about the intensity and crassness of the outbursts. My point of view at the time was taken from the movie A League of Their Own: “There’s no crying in baseball,” and for me, this meant no crying at work. I sucked it up. (Quite honestly, the yelling and profanities reminded me of my father, but that’s a different story for another time).