What are Conflict Cultures and How to Handle Them

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Have you ever been in a fight at work?

Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.

According to workplace psychologist Dr.

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The Art of Giving Feedback

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Getting feedback at work can feel like a bizarre ritual. It usually goes something like this: Once a year employees are rounded up and told how they are doing. They sit quietly listening to the supervisor, politely ask questions for

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Is Lying At Work a Good Thing?

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about alternate facts and fake news. In other words, lying. Yet, it turns out many of us manufacture our own brands of fake news and alternate facts, especially at work. Everything from faking

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Messy But Efficient?

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Are you working with a Corner Cutter?

Slackers who seem to be getting everything done?

You know they’re not playing by the rules, like everyone else

And, it’s not only frustrating, it can be dangerous too.

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I Hate My Job But I Can’t Quit

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You’re fed-up with your terrible job.

Quitting is an option.

But, it’s easier said than done.

So, you think: I’ll just tough it out.

Here’s why workers stay in miserable jobs.

For more on this topic, please listen to the

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When The Rich Get Richer & The Poor Get Poorer

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The rich may be getting richer and the poor, poorer in 2017.

And, if increases in precarious employment continue,

Workers may find their financial and psychological wellbeing compromised as a result.

For more on this topic, please listen to the

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How To Ask For A Raise

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So you want to ask for a raise?

You deserve it.

You haven’t had one in awhile.

Your colleague just got one.

But, how do you talk about this with the boss?

 

For more on this topic, please listen

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Sexism at Work?

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Whether it’s revealed in reports of sexual harassment in the workplace,

Or, the topic of repetitive calls for equal pay for equal work,

Women face subtle and not-so-subtle stereotyping at work.

How do women cope with these sexist attitudes and

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Good Gossip?

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Talking behind a colleague’s back is mean, nasty and unfair.

But, what about when it’s not?

There are times when gossip can be helpful to organizations.

For more on this topic, please listen to the CBC The Early Edition interview

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When No One Listens: Abused At Work

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When someone is bullied or sexually harassed at work.

They need an apology, validation and acknowledgement to begin their recovery.

These are often hard to come by.

But, they are a powerful antidote to abuse on-the-job.

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