Tag Archives | Business Relations

Three Rules for Working Well Together

In a typical work environment, comprised of cubed work stations, a min-kitchen, shared facilities and limited resources, people can quickly grow surly when pressure elevates. Though conflicts may arise and personalities will clash, agreeing to disagree may be the best course of action. Good working relationships are not only important in reducing turnover and increasing […]

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Avoid Work Perk Distractions

As crazy as this sounds, I have a client company that is struggling with employees spending so much time and energy in their work perks that they’ve noticed a huge dip in productivity. What once was designed to fully engage and spike motivation and productivity has caused a reverse effect. This organization is discovering that […]

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Is Time Creating Conflict?

Believe it or not, I often coach with individuals who are in conflict over time. No, not what you might think—not enough time, pending deadlines or overwhelming demands on their time. Rather, the conflict stems from clock watching. In other words… “If I don’t see you, then you’re not working.” This statement, shared with me […]

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Three C’s to Reducing Conflict

Did you know that 85 percent of employees deal with conflict on some level on a regular basis? According to a Workplace report published in 2017, a startling statistic unearthed is that U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved with conflict, which costs employers approximately $359 billion a year.* Wow. The hurt and tension […]

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Avoid Sending Angry Emails

The best way to address hurt feelings in the workplace is to confront your aggressor face-to-face and in an unemotional and professional tone and share your concerns. Talking things out is the only way to really resolve conflict. Still, most of us don’t relish—or take—this approach. In fact, many turn to a “safer” solution of […]

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How’s Your Career EQ?

I’m certain you’ve heard of Emotional Intelligence. “We are no longer only judged by intellectual abilities and work competencies alone but by personal qualities. IQ takes second position to EQ.” While emotional intelligence is integral in all aspects of our lives, it’s prudent to develop it for our careers. Understanding how to cultivate it is […]

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