Arguably, communication is one of the important processes in every part of life. As a matter of fact, listening is a crucial component of communications that leads to an understanding of what is expected. One of the tremendous situations that needed me to listen actively in a one-to-one situation is during my first day at the workplace, whereby I was to undergo orientation on various workplace activities.
During the situation I was expected to do more of the listening as I comment and ask questions on various issues pertaining to my job. Perhaps, I was taken through the orientation process by various stakeholders who I was to work under them. Those I was to listen to include the human resource manager, the manager of the organization, as well as my supervisor. Each one of them gave me various directions that I was suppose to follow and adhere to for the success of my work (Barnett & O'Rourke, 2011).
The main purpose of me listening was to comprehend on the organizational rules and regulations. The rules and regulations were meant to guide me in my day to day activities. That was the only pre issues time for me to understand the rules and regulations as expected by the organization policies (West & Turner, 2011). Therefore, the best ways to do it was through listening and maximum concentration. Another important purpose of listening was to understand my responsibilities and roles. In fact, the best way to achieve what I wanted was through listening.
In the entire communication, listening was very essential. The stages of listening adhered to include receiving, understanding, remembering, evaluating, as well as responding. Perhaps, this was so essential stages of listening that I adhered to in order to be part of the communication. One of the strategies employed during the situation is paying of attention. In fact, giving the speakers undivided attention was important (Barnett & O'Rourke, 2011). Another skill and strategy were responding appropriately as well as avoiding defers judgment. Perhaps, the best listening style focused on is content oriented listening style. In this case, I was interested in the content rather than who was saying it. The potential barriers to the conversation were the fact that there were many stakeholders and each one of them had a message to pass on.
In the entire communication process I believe that I achieved what I expected to achieve. The fact that it was my first day at work made me focus on what is expected of me. I understood all my responsibilities and roles, as well as rules and regulations. My personality also played a crucial role in achieving various things during the communication process.
Barnett, S., & O'Rourke, S. (2011). Communication: Organization and Innovation (3rd Ed.). Auckland: Pearson.
West, R. L., & Turner, L. H. (2011). Understanding interpersonal communication: Making choices in changing times. Boston: Wadsworth.