Karen Burns (@kareburn) - Deepstash

Karen Burns

@kareburn

Teacher for special educational needs

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Give them time to prepare for the talk

Schedule things at least a few days in advance and share a complete agenda.

It’s intimidating to talk to the new boss, and more so when the topics are unknown.

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H ighlighting even a phrase in a writer’s piece means they get a notice that you have indeed read it. They get an e-mail and the Bell lights up. While clapping for someone on the other hand can get lost among the claps of others, unless the writer takes the time to search out everyone who has clapped for them for that particular piece. So… 

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Three reasons people dread work
  • Fear: which flows from people feeling insecure in their jobs
  • Focus: the blizzard of workplace stimuli that make it difficult to figure out what is most important and get it done
  • Fairness: how people feel when leadership rewards their peers who do not seem to have contributed sufficiently.

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The history of hello
  • What do you say after you pick up the phone? Most people say "hello," and there's a reason for that: phone companies taught people to say it in the 1800s. 
  • The word caught on, in part, because phone books instructed people to begin conversations by saying "hello" as a way to confirm both people were on the line. This habit, and the word, stuck. The medium created a new kind of etiquette.
  • But team chat tools are a different medium than the telephone and require a different kind of etiquette.

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Getting your name wrong

People with strange names may feel they are at a disadvantage when their colleagues keep on using the wrong name.

Getting a name wrong may be unintentional, but it doesn't make it less irresponsible and unprofessional. However, there are some strategies you can employ.

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