In a previous post we have defined this position for communication as "+ / +". It's a positive way of relating with others with openness, cooperation and respect. (link post http://authenticity-marc.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/how-do-you-relate-to-others.html).
When difficulties, uncertainty and conflicts arise, when the levels of pressure and requirement increase, the usual position of communication may be impacted and change.
All the more professional, competent and "great communicators" they may be, employees may gradually fall into states of exhaustion and stress.
|Effects of pressure and stress |
on the team members' behaviours
- "+ / -": More authoritarian, more demanding and rigid, to extremes can become arrogant and aggressive, or
- "- / +": the opposite, more passive, quiet, dependent, with possible loss of confidence and sense of inferiority.
The general impact is clearly a loss in the efficiency and agility of the individuals and teams.
On a personal level, how does this sound to you?
When you're under stress, in what schemes do you tend to fall?
When you do, what would your needs be?