THE PYRAMID AND TIMING OF COMMUNICATION
LOWEST LEVEL. Talking about someone but not TO someone. Gossip, rumors, assumptions. Response Time: Can’t respond, it didn’t happen.
LEVEL 2. Text. Short. Abbreviated. Emotionless. Full of holes. Response Time: 2 hours or less.
LEVEL 3. E-mail longer. Nicer. A bit more formal… Short. Abbreviated. Emotionless. Response Time: end of the business day.
LEVEL 4. Phone call. You can hear and feel the emotions. You can chat, connect small talk. But you can’t see a person’s reactions. Response Time: voicemail.. end of the business day.
LEVEL 5. Hangout/Zoom 97% there! You can see reaction, you can guage it all. This is how humans were MADE to interact. It’s how we do things! Response Time: Be early, stay late. Be present!
LEVEL 6. Nothing replaces a hug or handshake and face to face time. Response Time: Put your damn phone away.
LEVEL 7. Break bread. Nothing like taking the time to eat with a person.
LEVEL 8. Do what they love to do. See someone doing what they love to do is … priceless…
IF YOU ARE STRESSED I BET YOU ARE LIVING IN A LEVEL 1, 2, OR 3 WORLD!