understanding people

what does it mean …

What does ‘understand‘ actually mean? According to the Macquarie Dictionary it means:

1.to perceive the meaning of; grasp the idea of; comprehend.  2.to be thoroughly familiar with; apprehend clearly the character or nature of.  3.to comprehend by knowing the meaning of the words employed, as a language.  4.to interpret, or assign a meaning to; take to mean.  5.to grasp the significance, implications, or importance of.  6.to regard or take as a fact, or as settled.  7.to get knowledge of; learn or hear.  8.to accept as a fact; believe.  9.to conceive the meaning of in a particular way.  10.to supply mentally as a word necessary to complete sense.  11.to perceive what is meant.  12.to have the use of the intellectual faculties.  13.to have information or knowledge about something: to understand about a matter.  14. to accept sympathetically: if you go away, I shall understand15. to be informed; believe.

There’s a lot to it, but through understanding you comprehend, become familiar with and grasp the significance, implications and importance of the things you’re trying to understand!

It’s easy to see why understanding people is one of the most basic, fundamental and important things you can do for your business, life, the Universe….and everything!  

Sometimes we think we understand why people do the things they do, and act the way they do.  We place our own subjective values, judgments  & assessments on the behavior and choices of others. But what is more important? Understanding the unbiased, objective, unadulterated truth – or your version of it?

So, how do you get to the truth?  It’s simple : you observe and ask them!  You do this through research, mystery shopping and customer feedback.

We can show you how to gain these insights,  and how to use this important information within your business.