3 Tools for Leading Consciously in Workplace Communication

February 5, 2019

 

 

Today’s workplace has physically transformed. Not only have we shifted from fewer brick and mortar offices to 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).

 

My second job was as a treasury analyst. It was my job to interact daily with every department to gather and analyze the inflows and outflows of money