Conflict pouring ice on your relationships?
Communication is “creative.” Our level of response ability and skills will determine if that’s constructive or disruptive…
Poor communication leaves us frustrated and saps our energy, taking an emotional toll on our health and costing us money. Unresolved conflict sucks up our time in worrying, procrastination, depression, leaving us isolated and feeling alone. We’ve all felt the cost it brings to our relationships: in our romances, our marriages, with our children, as well as at work.
But just how costly is it?
- Within marriage, poor communication was cited as the most common factor (65%) leading to divorce, followed by couples’ inability to resolve conflict (43%) according to a poll of 100 mental health professionals.
- Research also shows teenage problems and at-risk behaviors are more likely to occur when families identify as having negative communication and more likely to lead to depression or anxiety in young people (Xiao, Z., Li, X. & Stanton, B., 2011).
- In the workplace, Holmesreport.com showed it costs an average of $26,000/worker/year in productivity losses resulting from communications barriers.
- Conversely, companies that have leaders who are highly effective communicators had 47% higher total returns to shareholders over five years compared with firms that have leaders who are the least effective.
Communication problems and Conflict are a part of life and leadership. Learning how to “creatively” navigate it effectively is a priceless skill you can use in every facet of your life. Understanding and being understood is a gift that IS possible and pays dividends over and over!
With our quarter century plus of marriage, family and training as facilitators of healthy communication and conflict resolution, we would love to help you in whatever area of life you need new patterns. We’ll equip you with communications tools and help you embody new skills in solving conflict that will make the difference in your relationships, bringing connectedness and unity both at home and in the marketplace. It’s what we do!
Sign up today for a free 30 minute Coaching Discovery Session to begin transforming your problems and conflict with Creative Communication!