What is listening? (3 min)

What is Listening?

We all may have an inherent understanding of the meaning of listening. However, for the purpose of clarity, we will describe listening as “the ability to actively understand information provided by the speaker, and display interest in the topic discussed.”

Listening is important because it:

  • Improves personal & professional lives
  • Reduces misunderstandings
  • Increases connections
  • Lessens wasted energy
  • Reduces stress
  • Accesses new perspectives
  • Builds empathy