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Let’s start by having a share understanding about the meaning of the word perception. Here is a definition I found:

Perception: the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses

In my experience, perceptions could help us greatly with building awareness about the intrinsic dynamics of a given ecosystem. That’s why I have found crucial to validate my perceptions while building and strenghtening human relationships at the workplace.

How do I validate my perceptions?

  • I like to start by asking people’s permission to share my perceptions, as a mechanism to validate theirs. But how?
    • Ask open end questions.
    • Listen to understand.
    • Gain context and learn more details about a given situation.

How validating my perceptions has brought to the workplace?

  • Helped people reflect about the impact of their actions over the system.
  • Provoked change through action and movement.
  • Built self-awareness.
  • Added clarity to what we all do and why we do it.
  • Developed emotional intelligence.
  • Learned more about the power of open ended questions, better understanding about what to ask, how and to do it.
  • Built trust by creating a system where actions are driven by facts and not only perceptions.
  • Helped people, teams and organizations to keep growing
  • Focused on what really matters.
  • Reduced waste by focusing only on productive conflicts.

What about you?

  • What do you use perceptions for in life?
  • How do you nurture your perceptions daily? What’s your favorite technique? Do you listen to your intuition?
  • What would be different if you were validating your perceptions before reacting or responding? What would change?
  • What’s holding back to start now?

My invitation is to validate your perceptions to change the world around you, one conversation at a time

I personally thank you for reading my article. I celebrate your courage, bravery, perseverance and resilience.



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