In this world of fast paced information and a bazillion things coming at us, what does our brain do with this much information??? The Human brain is loaded with 34 GB of information daily! Full of bright lights, and energy from sources we have no idea where some of it comes from. This really affects how we pick and choose what we read, what we remember, etc. Just the other day, I read and reread an email for a class that provided a supply list. I spent a few hours gathering supplies and buying a few extra things. I later learned I missed a link where I could press a button and buy it all at one blow in a few minutes. I was so embarrassed when I got to class and had to say…I did not see that. It made me feel like my old high school self that was paying too much attention to the kids in the class rather than to the teacher.
What I am saying is that we need to take a moment, breath deeply and read an important informative email or newsletter, or edit our work when we send an email or newsletter. Possibly if that link had been at the beginning of my email, I would have seen it. Communication has to be more effective, quick, and to the point. I think too, we do not spend enough face to face time with people, trying to understand their needs. I think we loose site of how to communicate with others, and become short, ill-tempered or just do not listen. It seems it is easier to send an email, text, or other form of digital communication and hurt, put down, or just not communicate effectively with people. Communication is not just words. It is our body language, our eyes, our voice, our smile, or no smile. We sometimes need to see each other’s soul or insides to be able to communicate effectively. Putting ourselves on common ground. It would not hurt to refresh your communication skills by taking a course, play some communication games, or reading about the importance of communication.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS:
*13 milliseconds is the time it takes for the human eye to process an image. That speed is almost eight times faster than the 100 milliseconds recorded by previous studies. The study suggests that while the images are seen for only 13 milliseconds before the next image appears, part of the brain continues to process those images for longer than that. The findings are consistent with a 2001 study from researchers at the University of Parma and the University of St. Andrews,.
*They found that neurons in the brains of macaque monkeys that respond to specific types of image could be activated even when the target images were each presented for only 14 milliseconds in a rapid sequence.
*Forty-six percent of employees rarely or never leave a meeting knowing what they’re supposed to do next.
*Twenty-six percent of people feel pressured to respond to work communication outside of work hours.