Workplace relationships

Tips for impromptu speaking in business – in person and online

01 Mar, 2021 Business management, Face-to-face meetings, negotiation, Leadership role, Personal, PR management, Speeches and presentations, Virtual, remote meetings, Working in the office, Workplace relationships

Impromptu speaking in business settings can be the most important and influential verbal communication you will ever undertake. This applies in face-to-face and virtual discussions; and internally as well as externally. However, I have seen people botch this too often. It is all-too-easy to fall into the trap of thinking the agenda doesn’t involve you directly, but the talk may swing your way. Not making a worthwhile contribution, even with informal remarks, can cause executive management or clients to doubt your effectiveness, which may obstruct your career progress.

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Vital to preserve positive relationships when working remotely

11 Feb, 2021 Employee engagement, experience, satisfaction, Employee, manager feedback, Virtual, remote meetings, Workplace relationships

Maintaining friendships at work boosts happiness and productivity. Cultivating these close relationships is even more important now as COVID-19 has led to workplace burnout in every country, and much remote work. The research is extremely clear: We get our sense of purpose and our intrinsic sense of motivation through relationships. Read in this article how it is vital to preserve positive relationships when working remotely.

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Getting people to like you makes your communication more effective

01 Jun, 2020 Persuasion, influence, motivation, Workplace relationships

Some people have the happy knack of persuasion – of getting others to do what they want. They seem to do it instinctively while most of us struggle to sway others to our way of thinking. But psychological research has shown that persuasion is more than instinct – you can use it in predictable ways by appealing to a limited set of deeply rooted human drives and needs. Persuasion is governed by basic principles ...

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Getting people to like you leads to more successful communication

01 Jun, 2020 Persuasion, influence, motivation, Workplace relationships

People like those who like them and who are like them Some people have the happy knack of persuasion – of getting others to do what they want. They seem to do it instinctively while most of us struggle to sway others to our way of thinking. But psychological research has shown that persuasion is more than instinct – you can use it by appealing to a limited set of deeply rooted human drives ...

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How to strengthen your personal standing at work

01 Jun, 2020 Careers, Persuasion, influence, motivation, Proving PR value, Workplace relationships

One of the biggest issues facing us as communication professionals is how to gain greater influence within our own organization. Our work is largely intangible, based on strengthening organizational communication links and working relationships at all levels, and so we are often vulnerable to the subjective views of corporate decision makers about our effectiveness. The question is how do we increase our standing within the organization? People can have good potential or may already ...

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Soft skills of good communication and relationships essential to career success

01 Jun, 2020 Careers, Commentary, Research findings, Workplace relationships

After intensive internal research, Google’s top management were shocked to realize that soft, general skills ranked ahead of STEM and tech skills for achieving stronger organizational performance. Studies by management consultants confirmed the findings. Find out in this article the key soft skills to strengthen in your work, and how you can learn the skills.

 

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How to get people to honor their commitments

01 Jun, 2020 Persuasion, influence, motivation, Workplace relationships

Once someone takes a stand on something or goes on record in favor of a position, they prefer to stick to it. When someone makes a choice actively – a choice that’s spoken out loud or written down or otherwise made explicit – it is considerably more likely to shape that person’s future actions than the same choice left unspoken. Psychology experiments bear this out, according to Professor Robert Cialdini in his best-selling book, ...

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Form a good relationship with your marketing department

01 Jun, 2020 Marketing communication, Workplace relationships

CEOs often think of marketing and PR in similar terms. So it is in your interest as a public relations professional to strengthen your relationship with marketers in your organization and establish a solid combined front. Firstly, you can jointly analyze your organization’s priorities as expressed in the organizational mission statement and strategic goals, and ensure your activities directly and measurably support them. Look especially at the organizational business strategies that have the most ...

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How to boost your career by successfully managing your boss

01 Jun, 2020 Careers, Managing upwards, PR management, Proving PR value, Workplace relationships

'Managing upwards' is the systematic process of working with your boss to obtain the best possible results for you, your boss and your organization. When you manage upwards, you show leadership on your own part. Most people know the importance of managing their relationships with the people who report to them, but you would be surprised at the number of people who forget to manage their most important working relationship – the one with ...

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