When we’re passionate about something, we approach the subject matter with a level of dedication, enthusiasm, and intensity. That amount of attention often translates to good things, especially when your passion aligns with your work or projects.
However, there can be a tendency to get lost in our passion. The further we go down the rabbit hole, the more it can cause a disconnect or confusion in communication. Your colleagues, especially those from another department, may not have the same understanding or may not have your perspective toward the matter.
This isn’t to discourage you from being passionate about your work or things you love, but to encourage understanding and awareness that we all learn and experience things differently. And the key to seeing the other vantage point is by asking questions and by being empathetic.
Listen in as Dawn Shuler talks to us about passion in the workplace and we can make it accessible to others.