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We understand that there are many different kinds of communication styles, here are some helpful links to clarify how a Z Form can help you! For more references, check out our Sample Forms! 

Click below for a great article on the five different communication styles and how your communication type can affect your message. This article indicates that these communication styles can be combined, or one can be used more so than others, and some communication styles could be more effective than others. It is important to not use one style of communication to everyone and throughout the entire day. The five communication styles are: 

1.Assertive communication style: ​

  • Which is considered to be the most effective style of communication. 

  • This style is confident, without belittling or manipulating 

  • There is consensus through active listening and clearly expressing their wants or needs.

2. Aggressive communication style​

  • This style is known to be hostile, or threatening

  • It comes from a place of wanting to win at all costs.

  • This style is intimidating and is the style to avoid. 

3. Passive communication style​

  • This style is known as “people-pleasing".

  • This style can lead to resentment over time 

  • People want to avoid confrontation, so this style is often used and as a reaction to aggressive communication.

4. Passive-aggressive communication style​

  • This style has both a passive being expressed, but the aggressive being felt.

  • This style is often coming from a place of anger or resentment.

  • This style tends to be very toxic.

5. Manipulative communication style​

  • This style is cunning, deceit and influence to control the outcome of the conversation.

  • It is often characterized as insincere and patronizing.

  • Peoples response to being manipulated is not responding to future communication.

Although we know many reasons why effective communication is important at home and at work but here's a great article on the seven benefits of effective communication.

  1. Building trust

  2. Preventing or resolving problems

  3. Providing clarity and direction

  4. Create better relationships

  5. Increases engagement

  6. Improve productivity

  7. Promotes team building

We have given you some different examples of styles of communication and why communication is so important but here's a great article on what can happen when poor communication happens between two people, a team, family and more.

1. a lack of knowing leads to negativity

  • People tend to avoid situations in which they will be seen as not knowing, not understanding or not having expertise.

2. Mistrust, absenteeism and low morale

  • When people are engaged and don't feel connected, they feel discouraged.

3. Bad interpersonal relationships

  • When people don't feel connected with each other, it can lead to misunderstanding resulting in the lack of feeling respected or listened to.

4. The “Grapevine Effect”

  • Also known as gossip or rumor from person to person.

  • This mode of communication is informal it is open to change and interpretation.

Political correctness seems to be a major problem not only just in the United States, but all around the world. In fact the majority of the population the U.S. say that political correctness is a problem in the country and it is causing unnecessary fear of freedom of speech among many.

  1. The determination of what is offensive

  2. Who is to decide what is offensive

  3. The determination of what language should be eliminated.

"Canceling is a complex individual act that spreads to groups and can cause harm."  There are two parties in every canceling episode: the person who cancels (the canceler) and the entity — person, group, or organization that is canceled. 

  1. To identify or become aware of a transgression and judge it to be significant

  2. To experience strong negative emotions

  3. To act punitively and visibly to harm the transgressor

“Cancel culture” describes how large groups of people, often on social media, target those who have committed some kind of moral violation. They are often cast out of their social and professional circles. Both the term “cancel culture” and the activity itself are becoming more popular. 

  1. Cancel culture increases social status.

  2. Cancel culture reduces the social status of enemies.

  3. Cancel culture strengthens social bonds.

  4. Cancel culture forces enemies to reveal themselves.

  5. Cancel culture produces fast rewards.