23 05, 2019

Difficult Conversations and Difficult People

2019-04-08T10:24:15+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Coaching and Management Support, HR Consulting Services, Psychosocial Hazards, Training and Development|

Holding a difficult conversation is by definition not an easy thing to do. Most of us dread having that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach at the prospect of an ugly confrontation. Perhaps you wish to request a colleague to pull their weight on projects or inform someone to stop interrupting in meetings. A difficult conversation is generally one in which we need to convey unpleasant news, request

28 02, 2019

Curb the Negative Effects of Office Gossip

2019-02-07T13:54:54+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Coaching and Management Support, Conflict Resolution and Mediation, HR Consulting Services|

Trust and collaboration are at the heart of any successful organisation and gossip has the potential to ruin both.Most people have been guilty of indulging in a little gossip at some point. However, gossiping can detract from performance and so also productivity. Whether it’s speculating about a co-worker’s questionable fashion choices or the boss’s new girlfriend, every workplace has its fair share of gossip. However, gossip can be incredibly damaging

16 11, 2018

Are Workplace Conflicts Causing Tension and Impacting Productivity? Professional Mediation can Help Resolve Stressful Situations

2018-09-27T16:52:53+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Conflict Resolution and Mediation, HR Consulting Services|

Every employer strives to create and nurture a healthy environment that encourages employees to work at their best. However, the mix of different personalities, clashing egos and dysfunctional relationships often result in acrimonious disagreements. While healthy differences of opinions can result in exchange of ideas and innovation, persistent conflict can detract from productivity and employee wellbeing. Daily conflicts and disagreements are usually minor and people get past those very easily.