Workplace

Effective Communication Skills You Need At Work.

Communicate Effectively At Your Workplace. Communication has the power to either break or make an organization. This, therefore, makes effective communication skills very important in any workplace. Successful communication does not just focus on the words one uses, but also the emotions, body language, facial expression and gestures they use as well as the purpose […]

Effectively Dealing With Stress At Work.

How To Handle Stress Appropriately At Work. With high demands and targets to meet, stress is one of those constant conditions that cannot be avoided in any workplace. Although this condition could be considered normal and often drives people to meet their targets at work, excessive stress can be detrimental both to one’s health and […]

Conflict Resolution: How To Resolve Workplace Conflicts.

What Causes Workplace Conflict and How To Handle it. Workplace conflict can be defined as a disagreement in opinions, interests or ideas between colleagues at work. Different people from diverse backgrounds in the workplace is a recipe for conflict. In fact, one can say conflict can really not be avoided. How one handles it can […]

Labor Exploitation: Could you be a Victim of Modern Slavery?

Are You Being Exploited At Your Workplace? Recently, Medical interns all over Uganda joined hands to protest against a new government policy proposing that private students would not be provided any allowances during their internship placements.  The students that equated themselves to “slaves” and the conditions they had to work in extremely, “poor”, stressed that […]

How to effectively deal with challenging clients

Challenging clients; who are they and how to deal with them In every business, dealing with challenging clients can pose a serious problem if not carefully handled. In the course of doing business, you are bound to face clients with different personalities. Some of them will include difficult clients who can have a positive or […]

Office Gossip: Handling this Tricky Work Situation.

How To Handle Office Gossip.  Office gossip is one of those situations at any workplace that cannot be avoided and may have some positive effects. However, this situation can sometimes come with many detrimental effects. While it may sometimes, be a source of entertainment and way to spice up the very monotonous work life, it […]

Office Romance; is it Worth it?

The workplace can be a dull place. The drone of workstations and the shuffling of papers can be mind-numbing. For people to retain their sanity there must be some form of excitement. Sometimes, it comes in the form of water dispenser banter, practical jokes, and amusing superior (or a frightening one, you never know what […]

Networking in the Office: How You Can Maintain Healthy Work Relationships.

Let’s say you are the “newbie” at this new job; Perhaps your first job, maybe your third, or fifth. Perhaps you are coming in at entry level better still the new CEO or the at top of the proverbial corporate ladder. Regardless of how you come in, you are now in a new place with  new […]

How to Deal with a Difficult Boss.

I once worked at a supermarket during a time when it was changing ownership and management. The old owner was an affable old man who much preferred to flirt and joke than to actually manage the place (explains why they were selling anyway). The new owner was, on the other hand, overly zealous, probably trying […]