Archive for the ‘ Communication ’ Category

Personal Issues, Should You Share Them At Work?

All of us have personal issues that we deal with on a daily basis, the question is do we need to share these with the people we work with? This is an important decision to make, you need to weigh all of the factors and possible outcomes of sharing your personal life issues with those […]

Avoiding Conflict, To Say Something Or Bite Your Tongue?

I know this has happened to you because it happens to me almost everyday, and that is having encounters with people (possibly coworkers or customers) who are stating their opinion or belief about something and you do not agree with at all.  In fact, sometimes we think to ourselves “They must be crazy to think […]

Having Fun At Work is Healthy

Here is a fun practice/office management tip that will increase employees spirits and productivity. There have been many studies done to prove that humor is very good for our physical well-being. One study was done with cancer patients and the effects that watching funny movies had on them while getting chemotherapy. Even though they were […]

Dealing With Fear In The Workplace

When you hear the words “workplace fears” the first thing usually to pop into your mind is that there is something happening at work that is causing fear in the employees. There is also the issue that certain employees have fears that they bring into the workplace that have nothing to do with what actually […]

When Was Your Shift Moment?

A few years ago I attended a conference at the Sofia Institute in South Carolina to hear Sue Monk Kidd (author of The Secret Life of Bees) and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor, speak.  They are friends of my aunt which made it even more special and I had the opportunity to meet and talk […]

Employee Morale, Do You Lift It or Drag It Down?

As a business owner, supervisor or manager you have the opportunity to set the tone each day for your employees/co-workers.  If you don’t know it, they are looking to you to do so. With continued surveys showing that employee morale is on a steady downward spiral we need to take a good look at what might be […]