Recently I had an incident where I failed to communicate that I had received a traffic citation to my immediate supervisor until the court date was just a few days away. My actions were very immature and unacceptable to say the least. Being given this opportunity to be in this unit and filling in a very tough position, I should understand that I am required to be the standard of the regulations. So I would like to start this off with a genuine apology for my immature actions, and for causing the office to fret over an issue that I should’ve handled appropriately.
Communication helps identify and assess alternative courses of actions. If I would have communicated this issue immediately with my leaders, then I wouldn’t be in this type of situation. We, as an office, could have avoided several issues and could have been better prepared for this case and having all the documents settled in time for the assigned court date. By not communicating properly we have been rushed to try and resolve this issue, which in turn takes its toll on office proficiency.
Failing to communicate ruins comradery as a team. Failure to communicate causes last minute decision making which can lead to multiple errors which eventually just add stress to the already hectic situation. Hectic situations in the office that easily could have been avoided just make everything detrimental in the office amplified. With that being said, the easiest way to avoid these types of situations is to communicate and reveal anything important as soon as possible to your immediate supervisor so the information may be distributed and handled appropriately.
Without communication, we all might as well have all been doomed. It is the basis of everything we do. Whether it be Verbal, Non-Verbal, Formal, Informal, or any other possible type of communication, It is vital that we have good communication skills in all of these fields. How we convey what