Theme: Successful adaptation in a new workplace
Exercise: Assessment of your communication skills
Developed by: Social Innovation Fund, Lithuania
Based on: "Career and Employment Guide for Job Seekers and Employees with Disabilities", prepared by Robin Jacobs. http://spot.pcc.edu/~rjacobs/career/effective_communication_skills.htm
Aim: To help you to analyze your communication skills and to advice you how to improve them.
Expected duration: 30 minutes
Description: You may feel confused, afraid, worried, or nervous when you are starting a new job. This is actually normal and you will need some kind of adaptation to the new workplace.
You will have to make good relationship and establish good communication with your co-workers and management staff. This is important as you may need them to help you. Good communication skills will help you to become a team member and build positive relations with others.
This exercise gives you an opportunity to analyze your communication skills – your ability to start and to end a conversation, to listen to the other people during communication process, to give and to receive a feedback. This review will help you to analyze your communication skills and by improving them to be more successful in handling adaptation at new workplace.

Read each of the following statements and mark the one that describes your communication style the best.
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