You & Your Co-Workers

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Guidelines for using Slack at work

December 1, 2017

Slack, a team collaboration and communication tool, is becoming increasing popular in the workplace, especially for virtual and hybrid teams. If you are using it, make sure you follow these courtesy rules so that everyone benefits from—and doesn’t resent—the technology.

The worst type of co-worker to be

December 1, 2017

Which type of people cause the most problems at work? The Huffington Post reached out to therapists from all over and found that people complain most about these five types.

3 rules for work friendships

December 1, 2017

Studies show that people who have strong friendships at work tend to be happier, healthier and more productive. However, the situation can turn negative if one friend oversteps or stresses the other one out.

Avoid irking new co-workers

December 1, 2017

If your experience provides you with more perspective that could lead to better ideas and prevent failure, speak up. Try out these phrases.

Deal with a confusing email chain

November 14, 2017

Group emails can get away from you. People chime in, add information and responses, and it all becomes pretty convoluted. If you find yourself caught up in a confusing email chain, do this.

Are you responsive enough?

November 13, 2017

It’s downright annoying when people don’t respond to requests in a timely fashion. Make sure that you aren’t disrespecting people’s time by following these tips.

Listening is an act of affirmation

October 25, 2017
At the heart of every productive conversation, there are two roles: storyteller and listener(s). While the storyteller’s role is important, the listener’s role is critical to the successful outcome of the conversation.

Prepare for difficult conversations

October 25, 2017
Conducting difficult conversations is never fun. However, leadership expert Kevin Eikenberry says you can make them less unbearable—and ensure a better outcome—if you ask yourself these questions beforehand.

Don’t let big egos create drama

October 25, 2017
Cy Wakeman says that ego-driven behaviors are one of the biggest causes of drama. So how can you keep your own big ego from causing drama at work?

‘Um, about those quirks of yours…’

October 10, 2017
Tips on what to do about a co-worker whose personality quirks are harming her career.
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