The key to conversation at work is flexibility and understanding how what you say might be perceived by others.
Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.
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If you come from, say, the northeastern part of the United States when you’re listening you need to show you’re alive. You need to talk along. That’s the way you show you’re interested. But in many parts of the United States if you talk along, that’s rude, that’s interruption. Now, we all agree interruption is rude. But we don’t agree on what constitutes an interruption.
It’s our tendency to approach every problem as if it were a fight between two sides. We see it in headlines that are always using metaphors for war. It’s a general atmosphere of animosity and contention that has taken over our public discourse.
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Deborah Frances Tannen is an American author and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. She earned B.A. degree in English Literature. She went on to earn a Masters in English Literature at Wayne State University. Later, she continued her academic studies at UC Berkeley, earning an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Linguistics. She has written and edited many books including Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends; Talking Voices: Repetition, Dialogue and Imagery in Conversational Discourse; Gender and Discourse; and The Handbook of Discourse Analysis.
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