New ways to communicate with staff

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If you’re assembling a wooden kitset table, would you prefer to watch a video demonstration, read instructions or diagrams, or talk to someone who’d done it before?

How you best learn could influence the way you’re delivering information to your staff.  To make sure you cover all your teams’ learning needs, pick a selection of these communication approaches:

Visual: Learn by seeing

Charts, graphs, flow charts, lesson outlines, picture aids, and symbolic arrows, circles, hierarchies, and other devices used instead of words.

Aural: Learn by hearing

Reading aloud, verbal instructions, discussions, repeating to a colleague, oral feedback, email, phone conversations, texting, discussion boards, oral presentations, classes, tutorials, and talking with other students and teachers.

Read/write: Learn by reading and writing

Manuals, reports, essays, assignments, PowerPoint, lists, diaries, dictionaries, quotations and words, words, words…

Kinesthetic: Learn by doing

Demonstrations, simulations, videos, and movies of “real” things, as well as case studies, practice, and applications.  If it can be grasped, held, tasted, or felt, it will resonate!