Name: Deborah Bruno
Company: Mindbuilders, Inc.
by: Deborah Bruno posted: June 29, 2015
When we are younger, we are taught to mind our manners and always be nice to others. It seems though that many adults in the business world are ignoring these simple life lessons. As The New York Times recently covered in their article, No Time to Be Nice at Work, “Rudeness and bad behavior have all grown over the last decades, particularly at work”. It is not uncommon for your boss to be paying more attention to their iphone than you during or meeting or to quickly throw you under the bus if an issue arises. This uptick in bad behavior is not conducive for anyone involved. Employees living in constant stress and anxiety that they will be on the chopping block have been proven to decrease productivity and retention. The same New York Times article references a study done with the Academy of Management, tested relationship between rudeness and performance, which showed that employees who endured more stress and non-civil behavior at work had lower levels of productivity across the board.
With this rampant insensitivity, how can one be a good leader while being a nice person? Leadership Development offered by Executive Leadership or Business Coaches can help managers identify their own shortcomings in the area of kindness. Many times a leader may be unaware how their actions and words can effect the team. Along with Leadership and Executive Coaching, below are four ideas to keep in mind when dealing with your employees and peers and become a more effective leader.
Do you need help putting the above ideas above into action? A leadership or business coach can help you get there by creating a plan to change to a more open and friendly management and communication style. Take the first step and connect with the right professional coach or leadership development coach for your organization by going to LifeCoachOnDemand.com today to find out more. I would also love to hear your tips and tricks for playing nice at work, leave your feedback below!
About Deborah:Deborah Bruno is President and Founder of Mindbuilders, Inc a company that specializes in building healthy minds in both individuals and organizations. As a Leadership and Executive Coach and Licensed Psychotherapist Deborah has assisted thousands of people improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally. Deborah is a native New Yorker who has lived in Miami since 1999.