Archive for Communication

My reactions and responses

Here’s something I wrote last summer (after our documentation-group gathering at work) but ended up not posting at the time. Yesterday afternoon, as part of our mini-conference at work, I attended a session about how to usefully give criticism/negative feedback to co-workers (especially to people who report to you), in which people gave a bunch […]

The difficulty of metacommunication

It sometimes happens that I’m tense or upset because of something that’s going on, and I talk with someone who isn’t connected to that something, and I behave badly. I get irritable and impatient and snappish and argumentative, and I don’t phrase things carefully. And sometimes while I’m doing that, I know that I’m doing […]