• Collapse SubdiscussionPerela WadePerela WadeTuesdaySep 21 at 6:27pmManage Discussion EntryHello Professor and class, It was kind of hard for me to pick a communication style, but if I could solely choose it would be emotive. I feel using the emotive communication style is my preferred style because my two jobs require me to be emotive. Emotive consists of, showing interest in ideas, stay general and not detailed, and build social relationships. It also includes allowing time for socializing. I am a hairstylist as well as a bartender and these are the most efficient ways to stay positive in a work area such as the two. It is true that over socializing can seem like excess because just like hanging out and socializing you need your time. Spending time to get to know yourself is just as important as socializing. Being emotive benefits in a workplace for sure, hairstylists and bartenders have to be social butterflies. It is how we promote our business and sell our service. You don’t want to make enemies you must remain neutral and non-argumentative. This includes staying general and not detailed, keep conversations to a minimum because it is still business. Building a relationship with customers is also very important! You want them to keep coming back, if you are positive they will. I would not necessarily need to “flex” into anything because I hold a little of every communication style. I am more of a time and place kind of person. So whatever communication style is necessary is what you’ll get. ReplyReply to CommentCaitlin DorseyWednesdaySep 22 at 4:37pmManage Discussion EntryAfter looking over the four styles of communication, the style that best represents my style would be supportive. I find myself being somewhat lower in the intensity of this communication style, because I do have attendancy to have more assertive qualities than that of a person with low dominance. Having the communication style supportive could be helpful in the workplace, because it offers trustworthy advice that is not over bearing. If I am wanting to be an interior designer, you have to be able to give your personal opions on a decision, but not push away your clients opinions. It is also to have high sociability, because clients want to feel a connection with the person designing their space. A roadblock in this could be that your opinions get overlooked, because they aren’t always as assertive as needed. You could also run into the problem of having too friendly of a relationship with clients, they are still your clients and don’t need to be your best friends. If I were to “flex” into a different style it would most likely be emotive. I find that the assertiveness combinded with the likablilty of having high sociability could be helpful. However, I wouldn’t want to go to far into that style, because as a designer you don’t want to be seen as spontaneous with your designs. 224/200 ReplyReply to Comment
    Luisa GayossoWednesdaySep 22 at 10:24pmManage Discussion EntryProfessor & Classmates,The preferred style of communication can be defined as the way an individual prefers to convey information, feelings and ideas in a manner most comfortable with them.My preferred style of communication is emotive. The emotive style is characterized by enthusiasm, extroversion and dominance, sometimes perceived by others as “pushy” or even “arrogant”. Emotive communication has a sense of high dominance and is often more talkative. Reflective style of communication would be my preferred style I will be willing to flex into. This style of communication is characterized by individuals who are introverts and prefer to think through their ideas before speaking. (E-text page 62) I sincerely believe reflective style complements the emotive style and balances out its roadblocks.I have not decided where I’d like to focus in my future career but currently at my workplace I can recognize myself using my preferred communication style. Sandy, who works in my department, can be considered to have a reflective communication style based on my knowledge from the reading exercises we did this week. For example; Sandy sits on her desk and triple checks her work to make sure she is doing it correctly. I watch her check once, twice and on the third time it’s time to speak and offer help so the job can be done. At first, it was unbelievably difficult to work together but we have learned to adapt to each other and balance out our strengths and weaknesses. I work at a fast pace and when faced with difficult/stressful situations Sandy has my back, she calms me down and makes me reflect. Regardless of our communications styles, we all should take the time to really know the people we work with. I am a firm believer that learning about people’s feelings and ideas and understanding them can positively impact our productivity at work. ReplyReply to Comment
    Matthew FloresThursdaySep 23 at 5:30pmManage Discussion EntryMy preferred communication style would have to be directive. Directive is a style that brings a “serious attitude and an all-business, no nonsense approach when communicating” as stated in the document. It would be beneficial in the detective workplace that I desire to be apart of because gathering and collecting important information is nothing more than a serious matter and if you want people to take you serious you have to act like it. Roadblocks can occur mostly when individuals try and make you less concentrated in what you are doing and be nothing more than a distraction which will only prevent completion from being done. Another style that I would be willing to flex into would be the supportive communication style. I would only do so because having a supportive communication style means that you follow a specific set of goals and techniques. That would be helpful in how I communicate because helping people resolve issues will only benefit me in a positive way by having a good portrayal on people. References “5 Principles of Directive Communication.” 5 Principles Of Directive Communication | Business Communication | Effective Communication | Communication Plan | CEO Online – IIDM Global, www.iidmglobal.com/expert_talk/expert-talk-categories/managing-people/staff_communication/id28663.html. ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionLevita WinfieldLevita WinfieldThursdaySep 23 at 9:19pmManage Discussion EntryIn communication we make decisions based on what we see and hear. The impressions that we form of people is by what they say and do ,the patterns of behaviors that others can observe is called communication style.My preferred communication style would be directive. Individuals are described as frank, assertive and very determined while having a “take charge” attitude. They have high dominance and low sociability. Dominance can be defined as the tendency to seek and enjoy social relationships The measure of whether you tend to control or express your feelings ( high sociability express their feelings freely ,Low sociability control their feelings). They also project a very serious attitude ,while expressing strong opinions with firm gestures with a tone of voice that communicate determination but it’s not easy to communicate a warm caring attitude or abandon formal approach in dealing with people.In my work environment this can be an advantage and disadvantage, there is a need for me to take charge running my business with clients as well as working with staff and students. Finding a balance where they are comfortable to express there needs and wants and most of all complete the tasks given .Flexing into a supportive communication style while in these situations where I am trying to gain the support or cooperation of staff or clients I need to first look for clues that identify the individuals preferred communication style ,then adjust to the style different from my own. Gaining social endorsement will be much easier .
    Supportive style is very different for me. My work environments are as well. Very fast paced and rapidly changing the needs and wants and the tasks given. I find myself to be an introvert living a extrovert life . Being patient and attentive, cooperative are all characteristics I could use as an advantage while listening and communicating . They are reserved and usually avoid attention seeking situations using the power of persuasion rather than power while expressing decisions in a thoughtful deliberate manner . Learning this style will help me to motivate and bridge the gap with staff who aren’t self starters but rather work in a group ,while Being more approachable and open. ReplyReply to CommentCollapse SubdiscussionEmily PastorEmily PastorThursdaySep 23 at 11:44pmManage Discussion EntryI connected to all styles of communications, but there was one that was my preferred style. All the characteristics of the supportive style aligned with how I am at work. My desired career is to work cooperate for retail, however after reading this I found some examples of how I portray my communication style at work. When an employee has an issue or complain, I always make sure to listen attentively. My body language and eye contact is a key sign for me to make sure they feel listened too. They tend to confide more in me. I am not a fan of having others use their power over me. As an employee, I’ve dealt with this many times from my managers. Now as a manager I want to be a different manager and not make anyone feel less than because of my title. When I read how the supportive style relies on a more friendly persuasion, I knew this communication was more me than the others. I feel based off this communication I get a better response from my employees. With this style, it is easy for people to assume we are trying to pacify the situations, or tend to be seen as putting others’ emotions or opinions above themselves. This is a good reason to reflect upon two different styles. Each style has a cons list attached to it, but by balancing 2 or more, you are able to adapt more at work. I have a balance with supportive and directive. As supportive I like to be at work, my directive communication tends to come out. As much as I like to talk and have fun, work still needs to be done. I like organization and having a plan at work. I have my checklist that needs to be crossed off. If I see employees starting to fool around, I can come off assertive. A bit a reflective plays a role in when I am being assertive. I am to the point, but not in a yelling form. It is a conversation we are having. Learning more about the communication styles has opened my views on overall communication. Now when I receive a message or feedback, I can observe and try to recognize ones’ style to respond in a prober manner. I realized I like my supportive style but its entwined with so much more than that. ReplyReply to Comment
    Gabriela CoronelThursdaySep 23 at 11:54pmManage Discussion EntryMany styles of communications are brought up, but I see it as the preferred style of communication can be defined as the way an individual prefers to convey information, feelings and ideas in a manner most comfortable with them. Being able to actually communicate and constantly keep on communication instead of thinking constantly on how to add on. I don’t really have a preferred style I feel like I’m still learning on which one would fit me the best. Being a listener produces roadblock which includes overly listening to others thereby making other people wait to also be able to add on to the conversation. I would personally like to work on my communication style more towards an emotive style which would be a combination of both being highly dominant and highly social. It is helpful because you make the person who is communicating with you important, they will actually know that you are listening to them and that their opinions matter. ReplyReply to Comment

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