Freedom to Communicate What We Really Need, Want, Feel and Believe!
people don’t always say what they really need, want, feel
or believe. There may be a multitude of reasons for this lack
of direct communication. Some are intimidated by a work culture
that promotes a “go along to get along” work environment.
Others just simply don’t have the communication skills or
may avoid conflict by avoiding and accommodating. And the list
...Whatever the underlying issues,
these people seldom get their needs met and see themselves as
the “victim.” They are unhappy and unfulfilled. Virginia
Satir has outlined “The Five Freedoms” that serve
as an inspiration for communicating who we are. It benefits the
corporation as well as our family. A silent employee deprives
us of another perspective and opinion! More heads are better than
one! And certainly we all want to avoid “group think.”
Everybody wins when we have people communicating who they are
and what they believe! Below are Satir’s Five Freedoms:
to see and hear what is here, instead of what should be, was,
or will be.
to say what you feel and think, instead of what you should.
to feel what you feel, instead of what you ought.
to ask for what you want, instead of waiting for permission.
to take risks in your own behalf, instead of choosing to be only
“secure” and not rocking the boat.