Communication

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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E. I. E. I. – Whoa!

E. I. E. I. – Whoa!

Is it just me, or have you noticed that these two abbreviations are often used interchangeably? They shouldn’t be! While i.e. and e.g. are both abbreviations for Latin terms, i.e. stands for id est and means roughly “that is” or “in other words,” while e.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means “for example.” Not the same thing(…)

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Thoughts and Comments

Thoughts and Comments

Good instructors are always conscious that the model of the facilitator being the “sage on the stage” is outmoded. A good facilitator knows that the required knowledge is often in the minds of the participants. Skillfully managed conversations can bring out this knowledge, and the participants will leave an event far more enlightened than if the instructor(…)

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