There’s a major difference between speaking about someone and speaking to someone at work. When you are collaborating, sharing ideas, and welcoming feedback you are speaking to that person (manager, colleague, boss, supervisor, etc); when you are speaking about the people in the office, you are gossiping. Gossip leads to decreased productivity because instead of doing something fruitful, you’re being distracted. Can chitchat ruin employee engagement? Yes, it can.
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If you run a business, you’re concerned with keeping your employees as focused, efficient, and productive as possible. The design of your office space can play a bigger in role in this than you may realize. Old design approaches had rows of cubicles, with workers all toiling away at their desks. When employees spend day after day in a maze of little cubicles, it’s easy to become demoralized. It also leads to wasting time looking for coworkers, trying to find a meeting room, or being distracted by the people chatting in the adjacent cubicle.
Considering that increased staff turnover rates can cost companies a lot of money, the only key to long-term success is represented by employee retention. The basic component which guarantees that employee retention rates are maintained at a superior level involves identifying the right opportunities of letting your employees know that they can express their ideas and opinions freely.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary informs us that a negotiation is a formal conversation between two or more people who are trying to reach an agreement. There comes a point in life when everyone has to negotiate; whether we’re bargaining with the grocery vendor from across the street or with a business partner from a Wall Street company, one thing’s clear: we want to win. The truth is that those who have efficient negotiation skills will be able to save time and money to close a great deal.