Communication

Dealing With Conflict – Some Do’s and Don’ts

Dealing With Conflict – Some Do’s and Don’ts

We’ve all experienced occasional conflicts with other people. That’s what happens when you live and work with others. It’s impossible to be in perfect harmony at all times. But it feels terrible, doesn’t it? I know there are some people who kind of enjoy arguing – but personally, I hate conflict and confrontations. It makes(…)

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How to Deal With Office Gossip

How to Deal With Office Gossip

Let’s be honest – people like to gossip. I think it happens in most workplaces, especially within close-knit groups. But is that really a bad thing? The word “gossip” sounds negative, but it can actually have some positive effects. Research indicates that office gossip can help people to relieve feelings of stress and frustration, and gain(…)

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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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