Infographic: How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work
Everyone hopes for their workday to be as stress-free as possible, however, sometimes your day requires having an awkward conversation with a coworker. It’s natural to want to be universally liked by coworkers and there is a desire not to rock the boat at work, however, having these conversations is a part of any workplace dynamic. From asking a coworker for help to telling your boss you don’t agree with their decision, it is important to face these conversations head-on if we want to avoid undue stress at work.
If you are looking for concrete ways to address awkward conversations, Haven Life recently put together has a series of useful templates that you can employ for conversation or for email. Also, check out the infographic below for a quick reference to ways you can approach touchy subjects and hard conversations at work without making things more awkward.
Tom Anderson is the editorial director at Haven Life. He is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in CNBC.com, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Money, Monocle and Wired.