“But communication is two-sided – vital and profound communication makes demands also on those who are to receive it… demands in the sense of concentration, of genuine effort to receive what is being communicated.”
In any communication, both the sender and the receiver have a crucial role to play. It’s not just about sending a message, it’s also about ensuring that the message is received and understood by the other party. This means that as a sender, you need to make sure that your message is clear and that you’re using the right medium to share it. You also need to be mindful of timing and eliminate any distractions or noise that could get in the way of effective communication.
On the other hand, as a receiver, it’s your responsibility to actively listen and engage with the message being shared with you. If you don’t understand something, speak up and ask for clarification. If the timing isn’t right, suggest an alternative time to discuss the matter. By doing so, you’re contributing to a more effective and efficient communication process.
Remember, communication is a joint responsibility, and both parties need to do their part to ensure that the message is received and understood. So, the next time you’re communicating with someone, keep in mind the importance of this two-way process.