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Work Relationships



Whatever our role, we can navigate a variety of relationships every day, whether with our bosses, direct reports, colleagues, customers, clients, the public, or other stakeholders. While all of these relationships can be rewarding and enlightening, the many overt and subtle power imbalances and sometimes arbitrary social norms can make them challenging, unpredictable, confusing, and emotional. Where do we draw lines and find boundaries at work? How do we manage difficult relationships with colleagues and coworkers with whom we spend so much of our day? What happens when a work relationship turns into a friendship—or even romance? Finding our way through awkward or difficult social situations at work is a common—if uncomfortable—struggle.

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7 common questions about workplace romance - The Way We Work, a TED series

Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office.

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Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People

Your job as a manager is getting harder all the time. But your most critical responsibility—especially in today’s world of intensifying competition—is how to help your people shine their brightest.

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Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace

Workplace conflicts can emerge in any number of forms, but there are some general, garden-variety types that I see on a repeated basis: conflicts with the boss, conflicts with peers and conflicts among a manager’s direct reports or teammates.

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How to Deal with Stress at Work

This video will show you how to deal with stress at work by helping you to discover and address what's causing your stress. This video is about how to deal with stress at work, and how to handle stress at work.

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Emotional Intelligence at Work: The Untapped Edge for Success

At long last, a book directed to the working world that acknowledges and demonstrates how managing our emotions and dealing with the feelings of others increases the bottom line.

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Conquering Your Fears of Giving Feedback

Karen may discusses effective training and the nuances of giving feedback to employees in this New York Times interview from 2012.

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FindCenterWe cannot make another person change his or her steps to an old dance, but if we change our own steps, the dance no longer can continue in the same predictable pattern.

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Right Words to Say When-Dealing with Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Passive-aggressive behavior can be one of the most difficult issues to deal with on a team. It's an insidious form of conflict because the concerns are masked and hard to recognize, let alone deal with. Here are the right words to say when dealing with passive-aggressive behavior.

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Solve Employee Problems Before They Start: Resolving Conflict in the Real World

With compassion, clarity, and conviction (and a dash of comedy for good measure) popular speaker and employment law attorney Scott Warrick distills conflict resolution to just three simple moves: Empathic Listening, Parroting, and Rewards (EPR).

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