We must establish a personal connection with each other.
Connection before content.
Without relatedness, no work can occur.
Credit: Peter Block
Connection before content is a principal that should run through everything we do. It can apply to meetings, projects, conversations, email correspondence, presentations and more.
Before we try to get down to any serious work with anyone, we should take the time to establish a relationship.
There is even research that shows engaging in short conversations where participants are instructed to get to know one another boosts their performance on a variety of cognitive tasks.
- Blog Post: Connection Before Content: Meetings That Are Knowledge-based by Nancy Dixon
- Article: Speaker Tip: Connection before Content by Jun Young
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