Human beings are emotional creatures and every conversation risks eliciting an unintended emotional response. Unless conversations are tightly managed to remain in a slightly happy state, the capability to problem solve and think is diminished. In order to maximize these capabilities, asking for and gaining permission for conversation is a method for directing the conversation and its participants to a slightly happy space. Permission builds trust and lessens defensiveness in participants. Inserting many questions into the conversation for when and how to discuss topics is the best method for gaining permission.
- Asking for permission in a conversation stops people from threat responses and keeps the conversation casual.
- Small and polite questions to enter a conversation will grant that the conversation will continue smoothly.
- A respectful conversation can build trust and thinking if you have the right questions to continue the conversation correctly.
“Asking permission in a conversation is respectful, it acknowledges the appropriate control that person has, and should have, within the conversation, it facilitates deeper thinking and reflection, and it is extremely effective in building trust.”