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Assertiveness In The Workplace

March 10th, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

What is assertiveness?

Assertiveness is a very important communication skill and is based on a philosophy of personal responsibility and an awareness of the rights of other people around you.

Being assertive means being honest and true to yourself and others. It gives you the ability to say directly what it is you would like, what you need and how you are feeling. However, this is not to be at the expense of other people.

Many people think that being assertive means being rude, loud and aggressive. This is not true. Being assertive is about ‘making sure your voice is heard’, not about ‘getting your own way’. It’s also not a means to obtain a quick fix or to manipulate other people.

Put simply, being assertive is that happy medium between being too aggressive and too passive.

So why is assertiveness in the workplace so important?

Well in a way it links back to a previous blog about Saying ‘NO’ in the workplace. … read more »

We’ve Been Awarded The Crystal Mark

March 3rd, 2016 by Alison McKinney | No Responses

Oh yeah! In fact “At base level, this just comes down to de-constructed strategic matrix approaches.”, and don’t you know it!

Well, chances are, you haven’t a clue what that means, and whether at all it has any relevance to you.

OK, I had a bit of fun on the Plain English website ‘Gobbledygook generator’ – I typed in “Today, I’m writing a blog about plain English” – check it out.

So, we are delighted to have been awarded the Crystal Mark for Plain English on our sample core question based employee survey questionnaire. A document that will go out to all our potential clients on request, to give them an idea and feel for what their employee survey may look like.

This simply came about as a result of something my colleagues and I had been having the odd chat about recently. The English language. The way things are spelt, grammar, interpretation and general simplistic understanding of what’s … read more »

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