In a few strokes, we can communicate with people just about anywhere; however, there's a downside: our skills at making connections with others are fading. As a result, co-workers tend to act without considering the effects of their actions on each other. This can have deleterious effects on employee morale which endangers careers and the organization's success.
The stresses of COVID-19 and the lack of connection between co-workers create a perfect storm for dreams and the potential to go unrealized.
What if there were easy changes co-workers could make to create a more cooperative, friendlier environment?
The secret lies in practical behaviors that make others feel valued, understood, and heard these build camaraderie, trust, and respect. The skills are sensible and intuitive, and, with a little practice, can become habitual.
Participants will discover everyday behaviors that make others feel included, that they matter. These are critical to creating a team that exhibits respect, trust, and a sense of common purpose; co-workers who know they can rely on each other to celebrate their successes and help them plow through the tough times, personally and professionally.
This is particularly important in this COVID era in which staff members face unprecedented personal and professional stresses. Knowing they have allies at work lightens the load, allowing them to focus on their job. Quick, easy acts of consideration lead to a more supportive, collaborative workplace in which everyone feels valued, understood, and heard.
Instead of operating like individual workhorses, co-workers can move forward as collaborative, motivated team players.
Why you should Attend
- Are you appalled by the lack of courtesy team members show at work? Fundamental acts of consideration aren't there!
- The cause is likely this: the co-workers don't consider the effects of their actions on others.
- This can have a chilling effect on their careers and the organization's future.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Recognizing disrespect in disguise
- Listening to co-workers
- Developing a noteworthy instead of notorious reputation a meetings
- Entering another's cube or office
- Developing gender/cultural awareness
- Navigating through uncomfortable situations (including COVID-inspired)
- Dealing with difficult co-workers
- Asking for help -what to do first
- Presenting bad news
- Maintaining common -spaces
- Welcoming a new employee
- Interacting with an intern
- Avoiding unconscious common behaviors that can cause friction
- Handling gossip
- Disagreeing with diplomacy
- Using the Smartphone appropriately
- Relating to the boss
Who Will Benefit
- Business Owners
- Sales Associates
- Department Managers
- Customer-Service Representatives
- HR Managers
- Independent Consultants
- Real-Estate Professionals
- STEM Professionals
- Law Professionals
- Career-Services Directors
Janet Parnes equips professionals with skills that turn conversations into valuable connections and clients.
A graduate of The Protocol School of Washington®, she brings 15 years of experience working with clients from a range of industries including higher education, real estate, STEM, law, and architecture.
Janet’s background in sales and public relations combined with her speaker training, positions her to create a paradigm shift in the way we create meaningful professional connections.
Janet formed her company Janet .L. Parnes, Etiquette Consultant in response to a growing need: we can contact people just about anywhere, anytime-yet, we’re losing the art of making connections. This is costing us, for connections are critical in achieving our career goals.
As a professional storyteller, Janet entertains and educates audiences with tales of missteps, misspeaks, and misunderstandings - some of them her own!