Communication in the work place in general has its problems:

  • Email wording
  • Making a point in a meeting
  • Trying to get to a decision in a meeting
  • Annual feedback sessions
  • Handing over web/app designs to the implementation team
  • Product one pagers
  • Press releases
  • Keyword-loaden blog posts
  • Marketing slogans
  • User manuals
  • Travel policies

In presentations, the issue is most visible but it is sitting everywhere. People are used to transferring ideas in a dialogue where the recipient asks questions to help her understand what is being said. All this breaks down in one way communication.

Art: Tower of Babel by Pieter Breughel the Elder