If you're working from home (as in actually working from home) for the first time, you might be thinking, where do I start? The following has a pretty comprehensive list
That by showing genuine empathy, you usually make life easier for yourself. You can get to the nub of the issue quicker. You can generally reduce unnecessary conflict. Solutions that
Picking up the phone works if the relationship matters, or if it might matter in the future. Or where your reputation as a supplier or employer matters.
Conflict is one of the things that adults don't do well. These tips, albeit created for kids would make an immediate difference in many a workplace conflict.
So, what are these things that will improve your leadership and give you a more productive team?
It's tempting to want to save space with an open plan office. There's also something egalitarian around everyone having the same space. But this may be one of the areas
When we communicate in real life, we can read the situation – and we (hopefully) adjust our approach according to the cues that we are picking up. If we see
The key is really to dig deeper. What are you really worried about? Is it how the other person will react? Is it that you don't know what to say
What would they want to know that would ease concern over a change, or angst over some gossip that's doing the rounds?
If there is ANY chance of an email being misinterpreted. If the content is sensitive. Or if the receiver is time poor and likely to skim read .. Ask yourself