You are likely in an intergenerational workplace, and may often ask yourself, “Who are these people, and how did they get here?!” For all practical purposes there are now 4 generations populating the US workforce. The Veterans or Traditionalists were born before 1946, making them at least 68 years old. Baby Boomers, born between 1947… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Conflict Resolution
Conflict can be uncomfortable and is generally viewed as a negative in business and in life. Most people fear it and try to avoid it by being agreeable, by going along to get along. There is, however, a cost to that kind of harmony. An environment totally free of conflict is static. In the same… Read more »
We all have communication tools and tactics that we use when trying to navigate a difficult situation that is fraught with a variety pack of personalities. Take a minute to consider the communication tactics you typically use. Do you shut down and wait for others to start offering solutions? Or do you jump in and… Read more »
Learning to handle conflict effectively is a critical part of your leadership toolbox. If you want to get to the top of your profession, start your own business, or run your neighborhood association, you must learn how to get along with other people. Dealing with every type of person in a respectful way and effectively… Read more »
What defines the corporate culture of your organization? In this day and age of casual organizational structures where flextime and work at home time are widely accepted, establishing a well-defined culture is fundamental to business success. Corporate culture is an organization’s personality and understanding that structure will help you build professional credibility within the cultural… Read more »
As Stephen R. Covey, author of Principle Centered Leadership said, “effective communication is built on the cement of trust, and trust is based on trustworthiness, not politics.” Open and effective communication requires confidence as well as skill. This confidence allows you to confront uncomfortable issues, politics and conflict in the workplace. Conflict in business is… Read more »
You spend a large percentage of your waking hours with your colleagues and employees. You get to know their strengths, weaknesses, quirks and good and bad habits, so it is inevitable that moments of tension or conflict occur from time to time within the office. Managing many different personalities and dealing with difficult people can… Read more »
More people are encountering bullies in the workplace, according to a new study from CareerBuilder, conducted by Harris Interactive. In a sample of more than 3,800 workers nationwide, 35 percent of workers said they have felt bullied on the job, up from 27 percent 2011. The Effects of Workplace Bullying Almost half of workers don’t… Read more »
Getting projects done in a timely manner can be very difficult when all of the players on your team do not get along with each other. Sometimes having differences in opinion in the group can actually be helpful and can make for a better end product as a result of considering different points of view…. Read more »
In the past, the prevailing wisdom was to separate oneself from office politics, to sidestep dealing with difficult people in order to be viewed as a more mature, valuable employee. However, Jeffrey Pfeffer, a business professor at Stanford University, challenged that view in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Rather than seeing office politics as… Read more »
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