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How would you rate your interactions with others?
We interact with people in so many ways in our day-to-day life: via email; on the telephone; through social media; and of course the old fashioned way – face to face. How successful are you in your interactions with others? Do you get on really well with some people but find it hard to understand others?
One of my basic assumptions is that there is not only a link between your interactions and how successful and productive you are in the workplace, but also a direct link between the quality of your interactions with others and the quality of your life.
Moving past dysfunction
Whether you are interacting with friends and family or with work colleagues, the way you interact – the way you meet their needs – is an important part of your day-to-day life. Misunderstandings, conflict and poor relationships are all by-products of dysfunctional interactions.
One of the most dynamic and complex places for you to interact with others is the workplace. We often work under pressure, with people we don’t know well and with a vast array of different people who have different needs. There will be times when being yourself will work just fine for you, and there will be times when it doesn’t work. At times like this, when being yourself does not produce positive results for you, you need to be able to adapt your thinking and behaviour to be more effective.
Impact Interactions Program
I'm excited to let you know about our informative and enjoyable one-day public program this month in Sydney and Melbourne.
PDA’s Impact Interactions provides you with an opportunity to understand yourself and others during this interaction process. It will focus on your own personal interaction style and how you work best with others. We will explore strategies for interaction with others that are different to your own style of behaviour and explore ways to improve communications and reduce frustration. The end goal is to empower you with the ability to work with the diverse styles of those around you and for you to be able to communicate your needs while accomplishing project tasks.
The program will use a pre-course online profile (DiSC Profile), while the face-to-face program will be an enjoyable, reflective and interactive session designed to explore how each participant can move towards excellent interactions with impact and rigour.
Tips for improving your interactions with others
- Understanding yourself better is the first step to becoming more effective when working with others.
- Learning about other people’s styles of behaviour can help you understand their priorities and how they may differ from your own.
- Understand what motivates you and your stressors - eg do you like a fast pace with bold new goals or do you prefer more routine projects with a focus on systematic protocols?
Register today for this informative and enjoyable one day program. Send or fax the attached registration form or book on our events page
Sydney: 24 March & 4 August 2011
Melbourne: 31 March & 10 November 2011
Canberra: 11 May 2011
Brisbane: 26 May 2011