Communication: What am I not saying?

Clarity is as much about what isn’t present as it is about what is. When I am attempting to communicate clearly it often helps to point out what I am not saying. This allows me to make sure my teammate walks away understanding exactly what I meant. Assumptions can lead to misdirection and misunderstanding. The danger is that both people can assume they are on the same page when they in fact are not. It is important to check for understanding when communicating important information. That understanding needs to include what isn’t being said as much as what is to avoid assumptions and missteps.

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