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Communicating with Millennials for Peak Productivity

Communicating with Millennials for Peak Productivity

When giving assignments, include “the why.” Millennials are less motivated by simply being told, “do it. When your team needs a productivity boost, consider the strengths and values of millennials, such as team skills, challenges, less fear of change, applying tech to problems, high energy, finding the answer, and pushing the limits of discovery.

Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Work

Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Work

Few people are passive-aggressive as a way of life, but on the job, passive-aggressive behavior can undermine a positive workplace. A private, honest discussion is your path to an improved relationship with your coworkers. 

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.