We have a lot to do at work. We attend meetings (and often those meetings run too long…), answer e-mail and deliver finished projects to co-workers. Often, it can feel like we are asked to do the impossible at work.
Is there ONE word that can make work easier? I think so.
That word is CONTEXT. (Interested in the definition of context? Merriam-Webster offers several definitions of context, including “the situation in which something happens : the group of conditions that exist where and when something happens”.
I believe that by offering context or explanation we make work easier or simpler. Content is indeed the king and queen of the workplace.
Great Reads in Favor of Context
- 17 Questions Good Communicators Can Answer Easily
- How to Respond to Every E-mail Within 24 Hours…
- What to Do When You and Your Boss Aren’t Getting Along
What does context mean to me in the workplace? When chatting with co-workers or clients, explain yourself! Tell people what you are working on and, if applicable, why you might need extra time to complete a project. Figure out who your audience is. What are their concerns? What are their hobbies?