Communication

Let’s Negotiate!

Let’s Negotiate!

Negotiation is a part of life. It’s how we work out our differences. We negotiate for big things (like buying a house or car), work-related things (like who will take responsibility for a project), and small things (like who will wash the dinner dishes). I remember one of my first attempts at a big, important(…)

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How to Build a Cohesive Team

How to Build a Cohesive Team

Cohesive teams are groups of people who are willing to work together towards a common goal. They combine their talents, so they’re more skilled, competent, and effective than they would be alone. They trust each other, they’re committed to supporting the group effort, and they resolve conflicts quickly. And the members of cohesive teams tend(…)

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Five Passive-Aggressive Things That You Shouldn’t Say to Your Coworkers

Five Passive-Aggressive Things That You Shouldn’t Say to Your Coworkers

Work can sometimes be stressful and frustrating. Even on the most cohesive teams, there can be conflict. And that’s when people can sometimes say passive-aggressive things. Passive-aggressive comments convey anger, and can cause friction to develop between coworkers.   So, of course, you should avoid saying passive-aggressive things. Even if you’re feeling frustrated, it’s important(…)

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