The Ten Commandments of People Skills in the Workplace

We use "people skills" each day during every interaction with others.  Interactions in the workplace generally have a professional manner, and are typically analyzed and scrutinized. Look no further if you desire to boost your personal skills, be confident in the office, connect with others to establish rapport, and understand your reasoning for miscommunication. Follow these Ten Commandments for People Skills in the Workplace.1. Thou Shall Not ComplainDon't complain! The workplace will be a stressful environment at times. Complaining at work takes away from productivity and invites negativity to take over. At least half of the people you complain to at work will not care, and some could even think that you got what you had coming. If you're frustrated with something while at work, save it for personal time.2. Thou Shall SmileSmile and say cheese! Smiling is part of the foundation for outstanding people skills. It shows the worl... [Read Full Article]

Small Biz Tip: People Management: Recognition & Rewards

Tips from August 7, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: recognition & rewards. Specify reward criteria. Define expectations. Explain your qualifications. Make the reward criteria clear to rule out favoritism. Say Thank You! Simple. Short. To the Point. It acknowledge small & major successes & validates the importance of others' work. Boost self esteem. Foster intrinsic rewards & make people proud, excited & enjoy their work by giving constructive criticism. For a long term impact, reward all employees who meet the criteria. The more rewards, the more satisfied & encouraged employees. Daily Overview: Good recognition & rewards provide employees with a fair return for their efforts & motivate for the future. [Read Full Article]