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It was indeed a good piece of reading. A similar incidence happened with me when my father asked me if I was content with my preparation and I responded with a Yes without any thought. This prompt reaction was to the doubt my father was raising regarding my work. Since I was not able to take his comment constructively, I ended up performing bad. An important part here was that both of us knew there has been a misunderstanding but neither of us tried to clear it. This was a case of Intention – Impact Gap. I feel there is an equal gap from both the sides, the communicator and the receptor. To cover this gap, if I take my incidence, my father could have been more clear in communicating his intentions so that there would not have been any misinterpretations. And on the other side I could have avoided being defensive and rather could have given him a feedback which would have made the conversation way more effective. A misunderstood communication takes up on energy and time and leads nowhere. As rightly said in the article, this could be avoided by just 2 simple steps of conveying intention clearly and asking for feedback. Many a times such a problem is faced in office setting, classroom and in personal life. It is worth noticing that a well communicated message could make all the difference. Had my father made himself clear enough there would have been a chance of me performing much better than what I did. If the manager could ask for a feedback after the meeting he could easily come to know who has taken the message constructively and who has not thus eliminating intention – impact gap. A feedback helps in making the conversation more transparent.

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