In local government there is a lot of stress on teams to get more done with less. This is also true in private industry, but since local governments literally serve everyone in a community, the pressure to get things done is unique.
In the quest to perform at a high level, the practice of quality communication is key to success and a vital part of communication is listening.
Without good listening instructions fall apart, people feel dismissed, mistakes occur, projects fail or are delayed, productivity goes down and frustration pervades.
Good listeners do a few things to be considered “active listeners”.
Our personality style can also play a role in how well we listen.
We hope your local government functions at a high level through quality communications and listening. Feel free to use the ideas shared here to help your team improve in the area of communications.
In LeaderGov’s workshop on “Listening for Success in Local Government” we help local government leaders understand and implement the basics of listening so their teams can function at a high level with reduced frustration.
If your City, County or Agency has morale, professional development deficiencies or teamwork challenges, LeaderGov’s monthly live workshops and weekly Leadership Lessons may be able to help. Feel free to contact us at leadergov.com or via email at email@example.com