Workplace Morale

Effective communication is needed in all areas of life. Paul Meyer hits the nail on the head when he says: Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success. While basic communication skills are inherent, becoming a great communicator takes practice. You can start improving your own skills today by learning these four tricks of effective communicators.  Effective communication begins with listening. Too many times, people are either thinking about their responses or about something else entirely, and they fail to completely listen to the other person. By doing this, you lose focus on the conversation and may find out, in embarrassment, that your response is completely off base. When you are not listening, you are creating a one-sided conversation that shows others that you really do not care about what they have to say. Showing a genuine interest in learning what others think and…
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workplace pessimism
Pessimism is defined as a belief that the bad in the world overwhelms the good. The pessimist lacks both confidence and hope for themselves and for others. This type of mindset in your small company negatively affects management and other workers. The results of allowing pessimistic attitudes to prevail can cost your business clients and profits. Low Energy A result of pessimism is low energy. The employee does not believe it is possible to achieve a great deal, so they do not get excited about their work. According to TMS Global, a negative cycle ensues in which the person tells themselves nothing will go right, which makes him less likely to make an effort, leading to even more negative self-speech and less-positive results. When energy is low among one or more staff members, it is difficult to get projects completed. Managers must focus on counteracting pessimistic beliefs in order to…
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