I’ve spent some time lately analysing workplace behaviour and how it impacts on people. Part of this process discussed:
“If behaviour is not observed, does it matter?”
Interesting question don’t you think? It reminded me of the “scream in a vacuum” concept.
Personally, I think behaviour, observed or not DOES matter. Being a great believer in self reflection, I strongly believe that we can observe ourselves and observation does not need to be by another party. Often I have caught myself doing something and its instantly reminded me of my mother, or someone I admired or occasionally, someone I didn’t! It’s prompted me to reflect why I did something, or said something in that way and a mental note has been added to the bank to do something differently (or not) in the future.
Language plays a great part in this. How often have you heard:
- I need that by close of play
- On balance I’ve made this decision and you may not like it
- I’ve had a great idea on how to do that differently, hear me out
- How do you feel about the way that went?
Do you react or behave differently depending upon the way something is said rather than the actual words? Does the tone affect you? How do different styles of questions affect you? Do you brace yourself with one particular person and not others?
All these things depict behaviour, so this week, I’m interested in:
“Does behaviour matter?”
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