What to Realistically Do if Nobody is Listening to You at Work

Author: Kat Boogaard Source: The Muse You’re in a team meeting, hashing out how to resolve an issue that everybody has been repeatedly battling with. “What if we changed the process so that the sales team saw the report first?” you suggest, “That way the design team could step in with all of the information …

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4 Words That Could Be Holding You Back

Author: Deborah Swerdlow Source: Idealist Careers Communication is one of the most important skills to have in your professional tool belt. Tone, the ability to be concise, and good listening skills are all important, but ultimately, words matter most. That’s why it’s important to recognize how your word choice can help you, and when it’s …

When to Keep Constructive Criticism to Yourself (Even if it’s Helpful)

Author: Richard Moy Source: The Muse There’s a lot to be said about the importance of delivering constructive criticism to someone when it’s necessary, and especially when it’s uncomfortable. However, I’d argue that you’d be lying to yourself if you said there weren’t times you actively sought out opportunities to “help someone out” by letting …

5 Characteristics of a Positive Work Environment

Author: Michael Poh Source: Hongkiat Aside from the job scope itself, one factor that significantly influences how employees feel about work is the environment. By work environment, I mean everything that forms part of employees’ involvement with the work itself, such as the relationship with co-workers and supervisors, organizational culture, room for personal development, etc. …

How To Communicate Effectively At Work

Author: Sophie Deering Source: Undercover Recruiter Communication is essential for the smooth running of a business, whether it is between colleagues, with a client or with customers. With technology creating a multitude of different ways to communicate these days, it can sometimes complicate things and messages can be interpreted in the wrong way and misunderstandings …