Sensory stories # 72: Meetings and communication based on your sensory style
Posted: 7 February, 2023
By: Annemarie Lombard
How do you communicate? Is it face to face, by email, via web chat, messaging… what is your preferred style of communication?
I’ve got high thresholds, I’m a sensory seeker. In other words my brain gets stimulated and activated by being around other people – this morning I needed to have a meeting and I took every opportunity to get out of the office, away from my desk, away from my remote working homeworking space to get out into the big wide world to feel like I’m not alone, so for me the preference is always to communicate face to face.
Marieta my colleague will share later in the week what her style is, her preferred method of communication, and obviously we combine both. Communication is about efficiency, getting the message across and often it makes sense to not have a meeting face-to-face where you can do it via email, so productivity always comes first. But we want you to understand that your sensory wiring, your sensory thresholds, are a definitive factor to what works for you and what you get the most sustained enjoyment from. So the sensory seekers out there who are cooped up at home who haven’t had the chance to go back to the office or don’t have an office to go back to, make sure that you arrange time to get away from your desk, time to get away from your enclosed space so that you can engage and meet with the rest of the world.
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👩🏼🎓 Annemarie has a PhD in Occupational therapy, Health Sciences and continues to be fascinated by sensory processing and the impact it has on our lives. She has also written a book, “Sensory intelligence, why it matters more than IQ and EQ”. Buy it here. She works with a dynamic team and a group of licensed users of the Sensory Intelligence® tools.
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