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Hugging in the Workplace

Hugging in the Workplace

Hugging in the workplace is highly controversial, and there are a number of opinions about what is and is not acceptable. You should probably avoid a reputation for expressing affection in this way in the workplace, and be aware of your organization's rules or policies.

How to Up Your Team Skills

How to Up Your Team Skills

Showing up, pitching in, being timely, and communicating well are all part of being on a team. But here are five essential roles you may not have considered. 

Mindful Communication: Should You Text or Call?

Mindful Communication: Should You Text or Call?

Fast communication is not always meaningful and effective. So, should you pick up the phone or meet in person to discuss that important issue with your coworker, colleague, boss, or customer? It could make a difference in your getting the job, smoothing over a conflict, explaining a mistake, or getting the sale. This is called “mindful communication”-- choosing the right communication method. That might be text, but be mindful about it. Communication “tools” include voice, tone, appearance, and nonverbal behaviors. These resources—and those of your counterpart—may be what deliver your goal. The meaning of your communication is found in the response you get back. If it is not what you want, switch methods.

Oops! When You Make a Big Mistake at Work

Oops! When You Make a Big Mistake at Work

Everyone makes mistakes at work, but do you know how to manage these mini crises when they occur? The first rule is to remain calm and assess the true impact. 

Enhancing Coworker Relationships with Emotional Intelligence

Enhancing Coworker Relationships with Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) is your ability to be aware of your emotions, accurately perceive emotions in others, decide how to use this information, and act in ways that produce successful workplace relationships.