Creating a Positive Work Environment
The environment we work in has a huge affect on the way we feel about our jobs, our colleagues, our customers and ourselves. Unfortunately, the environment of many workplaces is often a negative one due to tensions created by job stress, individual personalities, and the pressures and demands of work and life. A negative work environment can have a detrimental affect on the performance of individuals and organisations. Creating a positive work environment, one characterised by high morale, healthy relationships, and job satisfaction is vital for the success of every organisation.
Managing Conflict Positively
Every day as part of our jobs we encounter situations that involve conflict. Whether it’s with customers, colleagues, or people outside our organisations conflict is an inevitable part of our working day. Failure to manage conflict effectively can result in the breakdown of these important relationships and can negatively affect morale and performance.
Performance Management and Coaching
For anyone whose job involves being responsible for other people, performance management comes with the territory, and having coaching skills is essential.
Whether you’re dealing with a motivational issue, helping someone in a time of personal crisis, resolving conflict, or building someone’s confidence, understanding the key steps involved in coaching is vital to enhancing performance in your organisation.
Creating Great Service
Great service is the cornerstone of any successful business. Providing great service can be boiled down to one thing: helping people. Helping people in a service situation involves having the right approach and a positive attitude.
Making an Impression
No matter what our specific job may be, our success is built on interactions with others. Whether they be work colleagues or customers, the impression you make on them will go a long way to determining how effective you are in your job.
Taking Control of Your Time
No matter what job we do, our performance depends on making the most efficient use of our time. The time available to do any job is limited, and so wasting it can really detract from your chances of success.
Consequences of Bullying
Workplace bullying is a major problem in our society. It damages lives, destroys workplace morale, and can have serious negative consequences for individuals and organisations.