We all benefit from open and clear communications in our lives, both in delivering and receiving it. But it’s when those communication channels become closed or lack definition, that problems can start. So when poor communication becomes more commonplace in either our personal or professional lives, it has the potential to lead to bigger issues for our mental health.
Being able to communicate effectively gives you the chance to put across your ideas, thoughts, or instructions to others as plainly as possible, so everyone understands you.
Most of us are familiar with the term ‘passive aggressive’ (or pass-ag). Indeed, some of us may have used some lighthearted ‘pass-ag’ behaviour towards friends or family from time to time to make a point. But pass-ag characteristics in the workplace can be irritating at best and downright hostile or damaging at worst. So what is passive aggressive behaviour in the workplace and how can you overcome it if you’re affected?
When tensions arise in any workplace team, as a manager, it can be tempting to gloss over it or let it resolve itself. But effective management of employee tensions and conflicts in their early stages is crucial in order to minimise any fallout. So what can you do to resolve conflict in the workplace?
In 2015, Clearfocus Mental Health and Communications Training started life after a successful counselling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy company decided to shift focus to the business-training sector.
Five years on, and Clearfocus Training provides specialist mental health and communications training to businesses and organizations up and down the country. Covering many core areas and subjects, including Mental Health in the Workplace, Mental Health Awareness, Conflict and Resolution, and Effective Communication among others, Clearfocus Training always looks to develop a safer working environment.
Open and clear communication in the workplace is one of the most important aspects of running any business, whatever the industry or sector. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s essential for both employers and employees alike. Poor communication at work can lead to a range of potential problems which can have an adverse effect on staff performance and colleague relationships.