Product & Startup Builder

On Managing Misunderstandings

Added on by Chris Saad.

When people want to willfully misunderstand your intent and actions you have 2 options.

A) Avoid them, or B) over-communicate.

If A is not possible then B is obviously the only way to go.

Communicate the context, contributing factors, high level intent, specific decisions and your hopes and dreams for what might happen next. Invite them into your world. It won't always work, but the opposite won't ever work.

Absent this, your audience is free to fill in the blanks with their own worst case scenarios and tell your story for you.

Originally posted on Facebook