- The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected or the state of being connected. g. the study will assess the relationship between unemployment and political attitudes. Synonyms: connection, relation, association, link, correlation, correspondence, parallel, alliance, bond, interrelation, interconnection. E.g. the relationship between diet and diabetes – the state of being connected by blood or marriage.
- They can trace their relationship to a common ancestor. Synonyms: family ties, family connections, blood ties, blood relationship, kinship, affinity, consanguinity, common ancestry, common lineage. E.g. evidence of their relationship to Jesse James.
- The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other. E.g. the landlord–tenant relationship.
(Source: Web Dictionary: 2015 Relationship Means))
Maintaining effective communication in our personal and in our work relationships require daily attention as it does any other life skill. We look at it as not a matter of what we say, how we say it, before or after we say it, but includes knowing the core skills involved, such as:
- Active listening
- Nonverbal communication
- Moment to moment stress management
- Respect of others in self-assertive communication
Recommended Reading (HelpGuide)
See recommended reading by Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, Ph. D., and Melinda Smith, M.A. (Last updated: October 2018).
- Effective Communication – Improving Communication Skills in Your Work and Personal Relationships (HelpGuide)
- Effective Communication: Improving Your Social Skills – Communicate more effectively, improve your conversation skills, and become more assertive. (AnxietyCanada)
- Core Listening Skills – How to be a better listener. (SucceedSocially.com)
- Effective Communication (PDF) – How to communicate in groups using nonverbal communication and active listening techniques. (University of Maine)
- Some Common Communication Mistakes – And how to avoid them. (SucceedSocially.com)
Reprinted with permission: Recommended Reading by Authors: Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, Ph. D., and Melinda Smith, M.A. (Last updated: October 2018).
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