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Facing Organizational Instability and Its Impact on Managerial Health

Feb
21
Management and Health: Causes of Organizational Instability and Solutions
Although work medicine enjoys an undisputed place in the modern business world, addressing the key factors that impact the emotional health of managers still remains a taboo for many...

Corporate Health Management: Main Organizational Development Axes

Jan
10
The Main Approaches to Promoting Corporate Health for Managers and Employees
As we have seen, globalization, with all its consequences in terms of increased competition and acceleration of change represent a given with which we must learn to live...

Managing Amidst Uncertainty: Learning to Cope with Organizational Change in a Globalized Economy

Dec
22
Managing Amidst Uncertainty: Learning to Cope with Organizational Change in a Globalized Economy
Being in search for their identity, present-day companies go through processes of restructuring, reengineering, etc. The management models and organizational structures that used to be taught in Universities have done their time. In a time of crisis, the first reflex is to challenge one’s structures and to build up new ones...

Managing Organizational Transformation In Times of Crisis: Rebuilding a Reference Framework for Changing Companies

Aug
22
Managing Restructuring Processes and Globalization: Rebuilding a Reference Framework Amidst Global Crisis
The economic crisis has become part of our daily discussions, whether at home, in the office, in the media. More than the diverse economic forecasts, its psychical and emotional effects on all of us - and especially the active population - are formidable...

Managerial Communication Techniques: a Few Practical Tips to Develop Your Active Listening Skills

Jan
27
Managerial Communication Techniques: A Few Tools to Improve Your Active Listening Skills
Listening indeed implies living the experience of the one who is speaking and trying to gain access to this person’s inner thoughts. In addition, it may be useful to analyze the discussion more in-depth by reaching "beyond words", a large part of communication being non-verbal in nature (i.e. consisting in intonations, gestures, body movements, etc.). Here are a few suggestions on how to achieve a better listening.

Managerial Communication Techniques: Active Listening Methodology and Questioning Techniques

Jan
25
Managerial Communication Techniques: Active Listening Methodology and Questioning Techniques
As we have seen in the previous article, active listening is a communication tool that allows both making sure and proving that we have understood our interlocutor's message. The mechanisms of active listening follow a 4-steps cycle that is repeated until the message's understanding is validated by the interlocutor.

Managerial Communication Techniques: Active Listening vs Miscommunication

Jan
24
Active Listening Skills for Managers: The Pitfalls that Threaten Managerial Communication
The observation of everyday communications shows that there is more miscommunication than we think, and that communicational biases are more frequent than the practice of listening and reformulation. We should also be aware that there is a variety of reasons that can cause one’s interlocutor to misunderstand one’s message...

Managerial Communication Techniques: Defining Active Listening - Carl Rogers

Jan
14
Managerial Communication Techniques: Definition of Active Listening According to Carl Rogers
Active listening is a communication technique that consists in using questioning and reformulation in order to clarify the message of one's interlocutor, to make sure that one has understood it correctly, and to show it to the other person. This approach emphasizes the need to show respect and trust towards one's interlocutors.

Conflict Management: Real-Life Applications of Assertiveness - Reprimand - Early Retirement Interview

Dec
23
Conflict Management: Two Examples of Practical Applications of Assertiveness
As we have seen in previous articles, the practice of assertiveness consists in seeking a mutually satisfactory compromise in tense situations and conflicts…The point here is to concretely illustrate the usefulness of assertiveness through the examples of reprimand and early retirement interviews.

Conflict Management: the Main Barriers to Assertiveness

Dec
23
Pitfalls that Threaten the Practice of Assertiveness in the Workplace
It is difficult to list up all situational and personal factors that have an impact on the practice of assertiveness. What is certain, however, is that some individual needs, though perfectly legitimate at the start, can constitute serious obstacles to assertiveness once they become too invasive. Here are a few examples of such attitudes, as well as suggestions as to how to counter them.

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