As a leader, your workplace communication needs to be effective. It isn’t enough to communicate well with your employees; it’s just as important to make sure that the message is received clearly. And for that to happen, you need to consider “contra-indications” — both “timing” and “background noise”. Let me explain.
Recently, my doctor prescribed a once-daily two-week course of a fairly strong antibiotic for a low-grade bacterial infection that has been troubling me for a while. Since I take a few multivitamins and supplements every morning with breakfast, I simply added this capsule to the daily quota. A few days later, I happened to mention to my best friend that the antibiotics weren’t having an impact as quickly as I’d hoped. She asked for the name of the antibiotic and (since she works in medicine) she immediately looked up the drug in an online database on her phone.
“Did you know that minerals such as calcium and magnesium are contra-indications to this antibiotic?” she asked. Continue reading