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Listening While Working Remote
PeopleTek News, March 30th, 2021
The art of conversation lies in listening. - Malcom Forbes

Listening takes work, it's a skill most of us could improve upon, and working remotely adds to the difficulty.

Wiley's Personal Listening Profile assesses five listening approaches:

  • Appreciative: This style is more relaxed and seeks enjoyment, entertainment, or inspiration.
  • Empathic: This style is supportive of the speaker, does not judge, and seeks to learn.
  • Comprehensive: With this style the listener relates what they hear to what they're already familiar with by organizing and summarizing the main message.
  • Discerning: This style listens to get complete information so they understand the important details while also taking in appearance, tone and behavior.
  • Evaluative: This style tends to look for facts that support the message and may accept or reject the message based on personal beliefs.

Does one style sound more like you than the others?

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