Tips on how to stay professional in the face of ridiculousness
THE OFFICIAL STORY: This course will review interpersonal communication techniques and tools for facilitating positive employee relations.
THE REAL WORLD TRANSLATION: We will review some fun ways to professionally and successfully handle the bizarre and awkward situations we face.
You know, like: Jen's perfume is bothering Carol. No one cares about Steve's six cats. Sue gets upset when John clears his throat so vigorously in meetings.
Us HR folk often become the mediators of unusual interpersonal issues. Though we may want to ignore them, doing so can allow the situation to blossom into a real problem. This course will dive into methods you can use to nip awkward situations in the bud. (And some techniques on how to keep a straight face.)
Specifically we will go through:
- The how & why
- Communication tools
- Practical approaches
- Systemic solutions
- & Application scenarios.
It should be fun. Join me!
Catherine fell into HR 20 years ago and hasn't looked back. Her specialties and interests include ethics, difficult HR and organizational dynamics issues, the pursuit of work/life balance, and discussing and writing about them all. She is a feature writer and HR columnist, with articles appearing regularly in national professional publications. In addition to running betterHR, Catherine currently speaks at interesting conferences, advises executives she likes and teaches business ethics for UCSD Extension. Catherine has earned her MBA, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP and is a licensed private investigator.