I think more and more people are finding themselves are more involved in the human part of working in their jobs more than they realise. I am finding communication and collaboration is really an everyday part of working with people and the colleagues within my company; its not just the new customers and people we come in contact with just once.
I have been working for the Trust in Wales now going on four month now. It has been a journey of discovery; finding working and collaborating with others can be very challenging, but it has been very rewarding too. It requires a lot of effort and hard work, but at the same time; it is very exciting as well. I have learned a great deal including patience and understanding and to some it might even be a new language.
It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.
Believe it or not when I first arrived in Wales; I could not understand a word of Welsh English and Im sure some of the Welsh still can’t understand what I say either! There are still words and phrases I hear that are interpreted differently. In Texas, not everything we say is meant litterally; we are just very friendly and polite. But here; when they say, “Would you care for Tea?” They say, “I wouldn’t mind.” Then every one stops what they were doing and has a break and a small meal with tea.
Living in Wales or any new place really requires highly developed written and verbal communication skills. Working in recruiting in Wales has given me the opportunity to improve these skills.
Although there has been challenges, it has been very interesting and pleasant too because it is a job that gives me the opportunity to learn about the recruiting process in a very different culture and it has helped me to better understand how things work while given the chance to be in contact with other people all the time.
I really enjoy my job and it is a good one and its one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Learning the language of expression is not simply interpreted in definition ; but listening to what they say and what they mean could be totally different things. Because of this, I have become a better listener. So, I think I am starting to get it; about collaboration.
I think I have figured out that good communication is more than just part of the job and its about how well we relate with others. It’s a creative art and art takes passion and it takes lots practice and time
Sometimes I enjoy writing about my thoughts, and with the intent to develop my skills. I am trying to be better at the small things like communicating; and maybe that is all I can do, with the hope that others understand too.
Could it be that when I write; its more about sharing my thoughts, ideals and passions… Perhaps, when I write that it might be more about giving others a better insight to who I really am; and that they might see my human side of my heart. Isn’t that what others are curious about? Isn’t that what the readers really want to read about … To know that we all a little broken and a humbled when we share our human experiences and to feel what we feel?
“We are all broken—that’s how the light gets in.” ~ Ernest Hemingway.
Thank you for reading my ramblings.
From American Girl in Wales
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