Posts Tagged ‘Office Morale’

Renegotiate Before the Breakdown

Monday, November 29th, 2010

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ It’s a busy day in the office. John just set a mountain of papers on your desk and you agreed to look over them. You told Gary that you’d have the report to him by mid-afternoon, and… well, you haven’t started. Then to add to the load, you’re a million emails behind.

By the looks of it, there are three directions you can take. Most easily, you can give up. Make no attempt, because these tasks are so overwhelming. Alternatively, you can work. And by work I mean in-the-zone, can’t-stop-me type work.

So you step up and choose the second option, but nonetheless realize that you physically cannot bring these projects to completion. So you go the third route: renegotiate before you miss the deadline.

It is all about living your word and maintaining a clear and direct line of communication. Approach the person who assigned the task and propose an alternative deadline. Having done all that you can do, chances are that they will be fine with the change.

It’s not missing the deadline that typically puts people on edge—though repeatedly doing so is a huge issue. Rather, it is the surprise of a missed deadline that is troublesome. Keep your integrity and live your word by renegotiating before the breakdown.

Have a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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TGIM e-zine: September 6, 2010

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Issue 94 ~ September 6, 2010

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Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones…

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ The other night as I was working late, in comes Matt, the man who cleans our offices. He mentioned that he heard me discuss gossip on a Minneapolis television special. He went on to say that for years he’s been cleaning offices, and that he never ceases to be shocked about how much gossip he hears people spew while he’s cleaning around them. “Don’t they get that as soon as they walk away from that gossip, that they’ll be the next victim?” he asked.

Good point, Matt. People who gossip aren’t discriminating and neither are those who listen to it.

Try a little experiment. Do the opposite. Decide to say something positive about everyone you work around. At the end of the day, see how you feel about yourself. IF someone says something nasty about another, tell them a nice thing about that person and ask them to please go make a direct request of that person they’re complaining about.

Now, THAT makes it all interesting. You get to feel good about YOU, AND you get to teach others around you how to be of excellent character.

Have a hoot spreading the joy…

Have a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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Have You Been Beating up the Boss?

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ I just read the statistic from Marshall Goldsmith, PhD in Organizational Behavior, that the average employee spends 15 hours each week complaining about his or her boss. Unbelievable! He thought it was unbelievable too, so he did his own research, looked it up, and found it to be TRUE!

So here’s a thought. Perhaps those same people could re-channel those 15 hours to something
productive!

Let’s hope THOSE people don’t include YOU. Think about it. Your boss KNOWS if you’re boss bashing. At some level, she really does know. Don’t kid yourself. AND, people who listen to you know you can’t be trusted because you’ll bash them. That’s not cool.

But worst of all, you’re cheating you! You will NEVER have a perfect boss. In fact, you certainly won’t make it to boss status because your unkind approach to conflict resolution isn’t going to work.

So why not start today by asking your boss for what you need and leaving others out of it? You’ll flatter him by showing you care. AND, you’ll be amazed how much better your job and life will go.

Have a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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Can’t Fight City Hall

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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Thank God it’s Monday!™ You can’t fight city hall. Maybe you SHOULD fight city hall. But, there are some fights not worth fighting.

Earl Nightingale said that 85 percent of people who are dismissed from their jobs are fired because they can’t get along with other people.

Getting along means accepting people for who they are. Yes, Joe is arrogant. Yes, Julie is self-consumed. And sure enough, Tom is a perfectionist. All that can be true.

Know that you can ASK other people for other behaviors, but you may have to accept that some people, not you of course, aren’t perfect.

Fixing the blame is a futile process. Fixing the relationship is ALL important.

All people have strengths and weaknesses and if the weaknesses don’t violate the core values of your organization, create chaos or bad client experiences, or disrupt due to lack of appropriate professionalism, you may just need to breathe deeply and navigate around those flaws.

Fight fights worth fighting and find the joy in celebrating the good things your teammates bring to the team.

Have a great Monday!

Roxanne

Roxanne Emmerich’s Thank God It’s Monday! How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love climbed to #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list and made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists—all in the first week of its release. Roxanne is renowned for her ability to transform “ho-hum” workplaces into dynamic, results-oriented, “bring-it-on” cultures. If you are not currently receiving the Thank God It’s Monday e-zine and weekly audios, subscribe today at www.ThankGoditsMonday.com.

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