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3 Ways to Keep Work Conversations Productive, Appropriate

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Casey Self, APR

Tough conversations are a part of everyday life. It’s not easy to talk to an employee about his or her performance, initiate a business break up or even ask for a raise. We don’t like it when people disagree with us. We avoid confrontation. We dread delivering bad news.

However, maintaining the status quo often isn’t an option. In order to get better — to be better — we have to be challenged.

These days, conversations that are tough for other reasons are popping up everywhere.

We’re surrounded by negative discourse. It’s happening on Capitol Hill, on social media, on television and around the dinner table, so it makes sense that it would spill over into the workplace.

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