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Suddenly her face wrinkles and she asks, âoeWhat does betray mean?â What will you say? âoeTo be disloyal toâ? âoeTo deceiveâ? Neither of these definitions would be any clearer to her than the word in question.
Finding myself in this tricky situation with my daughter, I responded with an analogy: âoeIf you told me a very important secret, and I promised not to tell anyone, and then you heard me telling it to someone and laughing, you would feel betrayed.â
The analogy worked. With satisfaction, she repeated it back to me as though it had been her own. Now she understood what had happened to the fairy tale character.
Itâs the power of making connections. When definitions donât clearly define, when abstract concepts fall with a thud, analogiesâ"similarities from which we can draw comparisonsâ"can clear things up and help ideas fly.
Recently I was asked to write an article for an organization of which Iâm a member. I had to write about how we had not grownâ"and perhaps had shrunkâ"even though months earlier we had spent a lot of time and effort on a strategic plan for organizational growth. I was to write about essential next steps. It was a sensitive subject, and I was concerned about not offending anyone.
Analogies make it easier for listeners to hear hard truths and for readers to grasp abstractions. They help shape theory into practice.
The solution? An analogy. I compared the situation in our organization with my landscaping situation at home: I had spent a lot of time and money on a landscape design, but right now, well into implementing the plan, things looked worse, and I was overwhelmed with how much had to be done.
Because I was able to tie the organizationâs current circumstances to my own, and because tearing up a yard was something familiar to my readers, the tough concepts in the article were more palatable. Members thanked me for helping them put our situation in perspective. The analogy worked.
Analogies can also make training concepts come alive. Here are two examples:
* In a class on performance appraisal. To reinforce that supervisors should collect data throughout the performance period rather than focusing on one recent example of behavior, use this analogy: âoeIf you could take snapshots throughout the year in every seasonâ"or shoot a video of just one event during the yearâ"which would more accurately capture the period?â
* In a workshop on how to welcome and orient new employees. To convey the reason for spending time and energy on orientation, this analogy works: âoeYou are dreaming that you are running in a race. In the dream you donât know the course, you have no idea where the finish is, you have not trained for the event, and everyone is speeding past you. Is this a good dream or a bad dream? How is this dream like the reality of new employees?â
Here are tips for using analogies well:
1. Choose analogies that are familiar to your audience. My landscaping analogy would have fallen short for a group of apartment dwellers or people who are homeless.
2. Use an analogy as a springboard. Once it has launched a connection, refer to the analogy only sparingly or to summarize. In the analogy about taking performance âoesnapshots,â further comparisons to cameras, photography, etc., would be distracting.
3. Use analogies from your personal experience. Then if a class participant or a correspondent takes the analogy further, you can stay with the discussion.
4. Keep analogies short. It takes no more than 30 seconds to read the analogy that begins this article. If it were any longer, it might have lost you.
Analogies are powerful tools in business writing and training. They make it easier for listeners to hear hard truths and for readers to grasp abstractions. They help shape theory into practice. They can make real learning happen. "
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Agile? Me?! What do you mean? I have built stable relationships with my customers and increased my competencies to serve their needs as effectively as possible.
For the past year I have supplied them with the products they have asked for and had no queries and no complaints. Now you imply that it窶s that it窶s not good enough窶ｦ!
The need for adapting to a changing environment applies not only to you, but to the company as a whole in order to thrive and be successful in business.
Agility means effectiveness 窶" one has to be able to adapt to the environment as it changes. In such an envirinment one needs information to make quick decisions.
An agile company is often characterised by being lean and mean, and operating in terms of virtual teams.
Getting another team on board is an example of adapting to a changing environment. We had to go through a process of change to get the new team integrated and effective at their jobs.
Ok, decision making and dealing effectively with change are key aspects of adapting to a changing environment. But isn窶t there perhaps a key skill on which I can focus that will put me on the road to becoming agile?
Individuals in successful agile companies have at least one thing in common:
The intent and ability to listen effectively to customers.
Maybe the diagram below will help you to understand. At any moment in time your business and the role of active listening can be represented as follows:
You don窶t know what active listening is? Why not actively read the relevant section in this book and enhance your own understanding?"
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