You & Your Co-Workers

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Avoid HiPPO problem at work

June 18, 2017
Are wild hippos evading the workplace? No, but HiPPO—accepting the “highest paid person’s opinion” as the most valuable—certainly is an issue.

6 traits of the best employees

May 24, 2017
Which employees should you be fighting to keep? It doesn’t always come down to their knowledge, skills or personality. Instead, the most exceptional employees possess these attributes.

Friendly or flirting? Here’s how to tell

May 24, 2017
A flirting co-worker can make you feel uncomfortable. Worse, such behavior can be considered sexual harassment. Here’s the difference.

5 times video messages win

May 21, 2017
Written messages serve a purpose, but video messages can have a much more powerful impact on recipients.

When you catch someone in a lie

April 27, 2017
When a co-worker or even your boss tells a fib, and you find out, it’s natural to feel hurt or angry—but that doesn’t mean you should react. Take these steps instead.

Plan communication with the boss

April 27, 2017
When you gain a new supervisor, it’s a smart idea to outline expectations for how the two of you will communicate.

How do you ask someone to repeat?

April 27, 2017
Here are some common lines and how they might be interpreted.

Stop reply-all emails

March 22, 2017
If your inbox is jam-packed with unnecessary reply-all messages, tackle the issue with direct, but polite, communication.

Team building people will enjoy

January 31, 2017
Team-building activities don’t have to cost a fortune. Consider these budget-friendly options.

Put a stop to interrupters

January 25, 2017
Numerous studies tell us that men are more likely to interrupt women than vice versa, and they interrupt women more than they do other men.
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