I have been thinking about a comment made by one of my staff this week. In a conversation with me about a post-it note message I left on her desk (that she wasn’t very happy about) she said, “I’m beginning to see a difference between the email James and the person James.”
At the time, I didn’t think much of it but it has stuck with me. Am I perceivably different in my communications via email compared to in person?
I know I often construct emails more succinctly and will often give a lot of thought to the content. Perhaps this comes over as too formal?
I have a long running issue about staff wanting more face-to-face communication but this is difficult in shared Headship.
What does this mean for me?
I need to be consistent. I need to be authentic. I (my values, my personal stance) need to come through in all my communications.
Some further reflection required!