"One cannot not communicate" – this famous statement by Paul Watzlawick remains universally valid. Whether in a team meeting, a feedback discussion with a manager, or a conflict discussion with a colleague, communication plays a vital role in our working life. Working with others entails, above all, an open and tolerant attitude, as well as a set of strategies and techniques for successful teamwork.
macrolearningArguing and Persuading Using the Five-Sentence Method
Have you ever been lost for words in front of an assembled team, meaning that what you wanted to say just didn't come across the right way? Do you often lack the necessary persuasive power in important situations? If so, we need to change something about that! After all, situations in which we are required to use arguments to convince arise every day, both in a professional and private context. In this e-training course, you will learn how to use the five-sentence method to make your arguments simple and, above all, effective in five steps, or sometimes even in five sentences. You will also learn what makes a good argument, how to package it effectively, and how to select and apply an appropriate counter strategy for each type of counter-argument.
macrolearningHybrid Work – Scoring in Online and Offline Settings
This e-training prepares employees to work together in hybrid teams as successfully and as smoothly as possible. Participants learn how they can establish binding rules as a basis for hybrid collaboration and where the limits of hybrid work lie. In addition, hybrid team meetings, team cohesion—despite physical distance and the recognition and communication of individual needs and wishes are essential contents.
macrolearningHow to be Convincing – Online and in Person
When was the last time you were really convinced or even thrilled by someone’s appearance? Think about it for a moment: What exactly convinced you? Was it the content of the argument or also the person’s voice, speech or body language? Chances are, it was a good mix of all the above, because studies have shown that a convincing performance requires both content and personal persuasiveness. It will probably have been a good mix of everything, because according to studies, a convincing performance requires both content and personal persuasiveness! In this e-training you will learn how to use your voice, your language or even your body language and your interactive behavior and improve your personal persuasiveness. Let us convince you!
macrolearningIntercultural Teams—Basics of Successful Cooperation
Due to increasing internationalization and globalization, cooperation in an international context is becoming more and more important. Working in intercultural teams offers great potential, but can often also be quite a challenge. This e-training course covers how to deal with cultural differences and teaches participants how prejudices and stereotypes can be overcome. How can cultural intelligence help in an intercultural context? How do you lay a good foundation for successful intercultural cooperation? What should be considered when dealing with people from other cultures in a respectful and appreciative manner? These issues will be addressed in detail in this e-training course.
macrolearningIntercultural Teams—Communicating with Colleagues from Other Cultures
Communication is everything when it comes to successful cooperation, including in an intercultural context. However, conflicts or misunderstandings occur frequently, especially between people from different cultures. This e-training course discusses how to adapt one's own communication, criticism and conflict behavior in an intercultural work context, and how to effectively overcome language barriers. Course participants learn how they can succeed in dealing with people from different cultures in a respectful and appreciative way.
In order to hear what the other person wants to say, it is not enough to simply listen. Important information can be lost if the listener does not fully concentrate on the conversation partner and - where necessary - encourage him to continue talking. One method for shaping this communicative process effectively is "active listening". It provides guidance that allows listeners to understand the concerns of the other party truly. "Active listening" is thus one of the most important communication tools for team workers and managers. "Active listening" shows participants how to achieve better results through concentration and verbal control techniques.
macrolearningFeedback between Colleagues
Feedback is an essential tool for managing the cooperation in teams. Feedback is a give and take, both can and must be learned. The importance of feedback for personality development was also recognized in the 1970s by the two social psychologists Joseph Luft and Harry Ingram. They developed the so-called "Johari-window". It shows that self-perception and external perception differ. It also shows that through feedback the "blind spot" can be reduced and the scope for action increased. Positive feedback usually leads to the stabilization and development of the addressed behavior. It clears the way for team-promoting behavioral changes.
macrolearningThe 6 strategies of conflict resolution
When it comes to resolving conflicts, people use different coping strategies. In this context, conflict researcher Gerhard Schwarz designed six methods – fleeing, fighting, yielding, delegating, negotiating and agreeing. Participants learn the advantages and disadvantages of these strategies and are guided to develop action competence in dealing with conflicts.
macrolearningStorytelling within the Company
Stories convey information more clearly, effectively and emotionally than facts and figures. Storytelling is part of every company and can be used in many situations, be it in conversations within a team or in conversations with customers. The e-learning course explains what storytelling is and how it works. Videos, tips, mnemonics, instructions and overviews show how to build a good story. Questions, transfer tasks and a final knowledge check ensure that the learning objectives are achieved.
macrolearningTalking through Conflict
Simmering conflicts are toxic to the workplace – in terms of both atmosphere and productivity. However, most conflicts can be diffused or completely cleared up with conflict resolution techniques. In this interactive multimedia e-learning course, participants will learn how to prepare for conversations about conflict, how to conduct conflict resolutions, and how to ensure that everyone honors their agreements.
macrolearningThe Eight Types Of Communicators
The e-learning presents the "eight communication types" according to Friedemann Schulz von Thun. The course is designed to raise the participants' awareness of the fact that people have different communication styles. It also makes them aware of their own preferred communication style. It is not about right or wrong communication styles, but rather about recognizing one's own style and, if necessary, developing it further or opening it up.
macrolearningAvoiding and Defusing Workplace Conflicts
Where there are people, there will be conflicts. This e-learning uses four methods to teach strategies for dealing with conflict. The earlier these methods are used, the faster a conflict loses its meaning and effect. The four methods are 1. Respect the emotional level. 2. Use humor as a tool to defuse conflict. 3. Learn to criticize fairly. 4. Consistently avoid power games. Through exercises and game scenes, participants are encouraged to try out these simple methods of conflict resolution in everyday life and thus acquire the competence to act.
macrolearningHow Communication Works
Understanding the highly complex "communication" puzzle is simplified by Paul Watzlawick's "Five Axioms". This shows what certain communicative dynamics look like in practice, and how it is possible to shape communication positively. Dramatizations enable the participants to recognize communication patterns, thereby enabling them to communicate in a more goal-oriented manner in the future.
macrolearningHow to Use Questioning Techniques
Questions set thought processes in motion. Nothing is more convincing than the answers we give ourselves. With the help of this training course, the participants will learn the fundamental difference between open and closed questions, and will acquire the ability to apply questioning techniques correctly.
macrolearningThe Harvard Approach to Conflict Management
The Harvard Concept is considered one of the most important methods of conflict resolution. Its core principles, such as distinguishing between interests and positions, are the basis for mediation and conflict resolution around the world. In this e-learning course, participants will learn how to apply the Harvard Concept to the challenges they face in their work. They will learn the key guidelines and be encouraged to apply the Harvard concept and in this way strive for win-win solutions.
macrolearningCommunicating with Respect and Appreciation
Those who manage to establish a good relationship with their interlocutor can have more constructive discussions and achieve better work results. The key is: communicating with respect and appreciation. The prerequisite is an "open ear" for one's own sensitivities as well as for the sensitivities of the dialog partner. In this web-based video training, the aim is therefore to build up sustainable relationships with the dialog partners in a specific manner: through clear and precise "I-messages" on the one hand and by being aware of the other person's point of view. This creates the basis for constructive dialog.
macrolearningBasics of Communication
Using Friedemann Schulz von Thun's "4-ears-model", the participants are made aware of the complex process of communication. They get to know and understand their personal communication behavior better. The participants also get to know "their" preferred ear. They learn to understand which messages they often send unconsciously. The training course encourages the participants to transfer the acquired knowledge into action competence.
macrolearningUnderstanding and Identifying Types of Conflicts
The causes of conflicts vary in individual cases. Nevertheless, different types of conflict can clearly be identified in everyday life: Role conflicts, goal conflicts, assessment conflicts, personal conflicts and distribution conflicts. In this e-training, participants learn about the different types of conflict. This puts them in a position to analyze the causes of conflict and thus develop conflict solutions more quickly and in a more targeted manner. With the help of theoretical input, game scenes and exercises, participants are enabled to apply and implement what they have learned in their real-life environment.
macrolearningConflict Resolution between Colleagues
This e-training course shows the typical symptoms and levels of a conflict. In addition, the different reactions to conflict get introduced and a detailed method for solving conflicts will be provided. Furthermore, the Harvard Concept shows how to find the win-win solutions in situations of conflict.
macrolearningJustification and Persuasion Techniques
This e-learning will present the participants with numerous tools for better and more effective argumentation. They will learn about the five-step technique, the ETHOS scheme and the four i-Words technique. An expert gives advice for professional preparation and the use of voice and body language. Using film scenes the e-learning shows how to deal with blackouts, counterarguments, trick questions and verbal attacks in a confident way.
macrolearningTalking through Conflict
Simmering conflicts are toxic to the workplace—in terms of both atmosphere and productivity. However, most conflicts can be diffused or completely cleared up with conflict resolution techniques. Knowing these tools and how to use them is critical for managing disagreements in the workplace. In this interactive multimedia e-learning course, participants will learn how to prepare for conversations about confict, how to conduct conflict resolutions, and how to ensure that everyone honors their agreements.
microlearningStaying Visible in Your Home Office
Hybrid work often requires more communication about needs, coordination and even work/life boundaries. This micro provides practical tips on how to do this.
microlearningGiving appropriate feedback
You can express your feedback in a constructive and appreciative manner by communicating with "I" messages, making specific suggestions for changes in the future, and giving your feedback as promptly as possible.
microlearningMy coworker doesn't take feedback seriously
If the other person doesn't take your feedback seriously, find out why and respond accordingly to improve communication in the future.