How to draw the listeners’ attention to listen to our presentation.

The author Mr. Ogawa naoki (おがわ なおき)小川植樹 mentioned in his book, the results he observed during his career. If we want to shorten the distance between the speaker and the listeners.  We need to change “I” and “YOU” become “We”, so that we can make the speaker and the listeners stand on the same position.

In the workplace

Of course, we should also use “We” to unite the cooperation spirit of employees or colleagues. And use “I” and “You” appropriately when needed. If it is not used properly, it will cause unpleasantness.

leaders will say: The company is a team of people. “We” need to work together to play a team spirit.

The team works together, and everyone needs to share the contributions.   

Will anyone take the initiative to admit it if it is wrong? 

Would you blame colleagues who did the wrong thing? 

Assuming that front-line employees are doing something wrong, are leaders responsible?

If someone makes  a mistake in the first step and then causes other colleagues to make mistakes, who cares?

Many people only look at the so-called facts in front of them, and do not explore the truth.

Maybe they cannot explore.

It is because in a workplace, people who have power and make mistakes will not let the truth be disclosed. 

Seeing a mistake of others, it is logical to use “you” to do the wrong thing. You are wrong.

Most of the people convince others with curse words.

It must be unpleasant for a subordinate to be a scapegoat

When praised, the leader will say it is because “I” led.

Thereby affecting productivity.  Over time, they will not unite.

in contrast to this

Pig teammates often do wrong things, leading to leaders or colleagues to take responsibility.

Is this the responsibility of leaders?


Is this the responsibility of subordinates?

Is this  the company responsibility?


In a workplace, the appropriate use of “I“, “You” and “We” are the most important knowledge.

Date:19 May 2020  employee x team