Conflicts and irritations at work
Jumping to conclusions is a common reason for conflicts and irritation. And a very common issue to be discussed during the coaching. When we jump to conclusions, we make unwarranted assumptions based on limited information. This type of thinking allows us to make decisions quickly, but it also means that these decisions are quite often wrong. We think we can tell what others are thinking without having any evidence to back up those often-negative assumptions. Or we are so convinced of our right and beliefs that we project our beliefs onto others. How to Reframe Your Conclusions?
Check the facts: Start by gathering as much information as you can before you make a judgment or decision.
Challenge your thinking: If you find yourself making assumptions, actively challenge your conclusions. Is there another explanation that would also make sense?
Ask questions: Before you jump to conclusions about what another person might be thinking, try just asking. Communicating your concerns and getting a direct answer can eliminate a lot of confusion.
Take another perspective: Ask others how they look at your judgment.
Organize a second meeting: “I was irritated and before I want to defend my right, I want to better understand your way of thinking.