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Learning How to Listen in Business

Posted April 21st, 2017

For any successful career, a person must be able to show that they are a good listener, have empathy and strength of conviction. Learning how to listen is different to just hearing what you are being told, this nuance is crucial to developing as a human, both inside and out of the workplace.

Build Trust – Showing that you can listen effectively is a great way to build trust with your colleagues and managers in the workplace. It shows that you are willing to understand an opposing view and be prepared to compromise. This will help build long lasting relationships that are beneficial to all concerned.

Lower the Risk of Mistakes – A good listener will take all the information in, ask questions and prepare as fully as possible for the tasks ahead. Those who don’t listen are more likely to make mistakes and have to re-start or tweak projects, causing delays.

Create a Happy Workspace – Those who listen will be happier in the long run and become more effective and productive in their role as a result. Being able to empathise with others and get a point across without worrying about conflict is a great way to build a career and life.

Trainer Bubble has training course materials specifically designed to help people learn how to listen within a business setting. It helps to explain why listening is so important, key reasons why people fail to listen effectively and assist in creating techniques to improve the listening skills of participants. For many other training course materials, please browse our course list. We’re sure there will be something there to assist you with your team development.

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