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.
Without good listening instructions fall apart, people feel dismissed, mistakes occur, projects fail or are delayed, productivity goes down and frustration pervades.
Your personality plays a role in how well you listen.
- If you’re a dominate or driver style personality, you may have a hard time listening to others because you already know the answer….so why even listen! Strong driver styles are actually often right, so they get impatient with listening, gathering others' input and needless research.
- If you are an inspiring and influencer style personality, you may struggle to listen as your mind can easily get overloaded as you take in the information around you. This personality...