Monday, December 2, 2019

Tips For Having Uncomfortable Conversations At Work

Every conversation you have at work may not be a pleasant one. You may have to deliver the news that someone is not getting a raise or a promotion. Below are some tips that can help you approach these uncomfortable conversations in the workplace.

Plan Ahead
It is always a good idea to plan the conversation out ahead of time. Visualize what you would like to say and think about how that person might respond to it. That way, you will feel prepared to have this discussion. 

Get To The Point
When having a difficult conversation with someone at work, it is better to be direct and concise. Do not make the conversation any longer than it has to be with fillers. They will appreciate your willingness to get right to the point. 

Show Empathy
After you've delivered the harsh news, it is imperative for you to show the other person some empathy. After all, isn't that what you would want if you were in their shoes? You can be empathetic to their situation by explaining the reason behind your decision.  

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