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Workplace: Hearing

What? Are others often asking “what” or saying “pardon me, could you repeat that?” Maybe they are not hearing you. Or maybe it is because they are not listening or attending to what you have to say.   I ask these questions because of my life experiences around...

Workplace: Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning sounds like a “thing to do at home”. However, workplaces benefit from a good spring cleaning too. Files, shelving, storage rooms, archives, electronic files, and the catch-all closet can all be cleaned each spring. Decades of research say that the more...

Workplace: To Friend, or Not

In person or online, we have daily decisions to friend, or not. Workplace friendships can create positive outcomes for daily interactions; or can cause negativity that derails daily productivity. The same can be said about online “friend” decisions – they can be...

Workplace: Phones

Phones are a daily part of business. Calls, voicemails, and texts too. Business phones. Personal phones. Cell phones. Land lines (yes, some people still have land lines and the majority of businesses still have them). The challenge is using phones productively. Phone...

Workplace: To Shred, or Not to Shred

WWorkplaces have shred policies. Without shred policies, everything gets kept – leaving the workplace in a chaos of paper and materials that may no longer be needed. Or, everything gets thrown away – leaving the company vulnerable to any dumpster-divers in search of...

Workplace: Lunch

Workplace: covers the issues and activities of managing the moments of our day-to-day business lives. Five of my books speak to daily business skills. Together, let’s explore what affects us every day (or some days) that we go to work. – Jana Driving to early...

Workplace: Silence

Silence. Some of us prefer to work in a silent environment so that we can concentrate and accomplish more in less time. For others, silence is overwhelming and background noise or music is a motivating force for work accomplishment. Silence. Used as a protective...