After an intensive 2-month study, Professor Paul Rankin of Ohio State University reported that 70% of the waking day involved interpersonal communication.
Of that chunk of time,
That was 1939 and those were college students. Has much changed since then?
Despite the explosion of technology and information, human nature and basic human needs have changed very little, if at all. Communication is still a major part of our life and listening remains the cornerstone.
Consider these good reasons to listen.
1. Good listening habits earn respect.
By listening attentively, genuinely and consistently, you show you value people. In return, they will respect you, pay attention when you have something to say, welcome your ideas and look for your feedback.
2. Good listening habits help you understand.