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How To Lead With Clarity Using Implicit And Explicit Communication

Leaders often think they are communicating clearly, however, busy schedules, impending deadlines, and competing pressures can get in the way of this. When instructions are curtailed and explanations rushed, misunderstandings are bound to occur. Although misunderstandings can often be smoothed out, over time, the compound effect of miscommunication results in potential relationship breakdowns and workplace […]

Category: Forbes | Tuesday 8 August 2023 | Author: Anna Shields
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The richness of difference in the workplace: A 21st Century gold rush

In 19th Century America, people rushed in droves to California hoping to become rich from the plentiful resource lying previously unnoticed in rocks and rivers across the land. Currently, another untapped resource is gaining recognition: the resource of difference. The workplace is rife with differences: of opinions, values, cultures, priorities, tastes, assumptions, expectations, hopes. These […]

Category: HR Zone | Monday 24 July 2023 | Author: Alice Mitchell
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Dispute resolution reaches record demand in 2023

Acas saw a record increase in demand for dispute resolution services between 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The public body handled over 600 collective conciliations in 2022-23, compared to 500 the year before. There were 649,000 calls to the helpline and 105,000 early conciliation notifications, in which Acas speaks to the employer and […]

Category: HR Magazine | Wednesday 19 July 2023 | Author: Anna Shields
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Embracing Complexity: 3 Things To Accept About Workplace Conflict

At work, most of us follow clear guidelines in the hope that our actions will yield predictable outcomes. Yet when it comes to working relationships – especially challenging ones – things are more complex, because we all have diverse personalities, behaviors, and communication styles, which makes it tricky to control the outcome of our interactions […]

Category: Forbes | Friday 7 July 2023 | Author: Anna Shields
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How to have positive conflict at work

Workplace conflict happens in all organisations. Contrary to what many of us believe and often experience, conflict is normal, inevitable and not inherently negative. Under the right conditions, conflict can be positive because it can offer us the opportunity to have more honest conversations that will strengthen our relationships and lead to more innovative ways […]

Category: HR Magazine | Thursday 15 June 2023 | Author: Alex Efthymiades
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