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communication

New Worker, Workplace

5 Tips to Improve your Communication with a Co-worker

I receive several questions from time to time from readers which sort of relate to how to deal with another employee at work or a boss. Most times, it all boils down to communication which can be quite tricky because everyone is unique and there is no one way to treat everyone.

And it dawned on me. I’ve been giving advice to my readers on how to work with people, for the benefit of others it’ll be a great idea to share general manners on how to communicate with co-workers in the workplace.

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negotiating at work
New Worker, Workplace

Learn How Millions of People Negotiate at Work

When many people hear ‘negotiation’, they think a pay increase, but it shouldn’t be. Is a salary increase the only thing that can be negotiable in the workplace? From my experience, it isn’t. I’ve been able to negotiate other things from time to time.

If everyone shared the same belief and thought like we did, life might have been somewhat easier to navigate. Reality check— that’s not so! Learning the art of negotiation is the only way out.

At work, you’ll encounter various types of people with diverse personalities. It becomes imminent that negotiating your way around things and reaching a compromise mutually benefiting to both parties is the proper way to handle affairs in the workplace.

Some people are not aware of this and believe that everything should go their own way, but since you are a member of the Zinny Factor community, I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve learned to incorporate the art of negotiation.

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Magazine, New Worker, Workplace

Communicating with Dami: Cyber Security Specialist, DJ & Lecturer!

Communicating with Dami was interesting and inspiring. I’ve known him for some time but I’ve never really had these deep discussions, so this was great to do.

Damilola Adenuga-Taiwo fondly known as ‘DJ Damiger’ started out his career wanting to be an Engineer. He went to the University, graduated from Systems Engineering and not long after, he branched out into Information Technology ‘IT’.

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New Worker, Workplace

Does Culture Affect Your Writing or Communication at Work?

Before I relocated, I was the type that would send a casual email, write or communicate in this format:

“Dear Sir/ Ma,

I hope this email finds you well?

I am sending this email because I am….”

And then, of course, I’d end the email with a “Yours sincerely”. Actually, I think I frequently used “Best regards” Haha!

Did you notice that there was no form of abbreviation or nada?! I’d read and re-read my email to be sure that I had made no errors and to ensure that the email depicted me to be a formal person.

Maybe it was the culture, now that I think of it.

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Magazine

Interview Series: Workplace Questions & Answers from a Blog Reader

Today on the blog, we’d have something slightly different from the norm. I’ve always been amazed when I hear some fallacies about being a worker or employee because I have come across some workers who really love their jobs and find ways to stay happy while at it.

Asides from this, I also thought that it will be a great idea to listen to other workers and receive some great tips from them.

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New Worker, Workplace

5 Simple Ways to Manage your Email Inbox

I was chatting with a friend several months ago on how it can be a chore to keep track of my emails. At some point I thought something was wrong somewhere, so I had to take a step back and work on better habits: sort, organize, and declutter.

It appears I’m not the only one who feels this way about emails. So I said to myself, “why not write a post on this?!”

Here we are, several months later! Oh well, at least I finally came down to writing a post on this topic.

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Workplace

6 Behaviours Co-workers use to Judge your Personality

From the first day you start your job, colleagues start looking out for behaviours, qualities, and possible patterns.

Quite frankly, from the interview you had before you got the job, your interviewer most likely looked out for traits to know if you were the right fit. If your behaviours matched that of the company culture at that preliminary stage, it may become one of the factors that determine if you would be selected or not.

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New Worker, Workplace

Mastering the Art of Eye Contact

Something quite different happened today. On my way back home, I decided to get fresh pepper from the grocery store because I had run out of it. On arriving the grocery store, one of the store workers walked up to me and spoke to me about a new competition happening soon possibly because the year is coming to an end. He needed a piece of ID and my points card, and in the process of scanning these documents we got talking. Our communication ended really well and in fact, a promising offer came out of our conversation. The whole scenario reminded me of the past. A few months ago, the story might have differed.

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Employers

How to go about Employee Orientation

One way a company can familiarize with new hires is through an orientation process. This involves some form of introduction to new employees on long and short term goals of the organization, values, mission, and the management structure of the company. Expectations are thereafter set and this gives the new employee a broad idea of what to expect on the job. It also gives him/ her an impression of the company’s culture. Therefore, you certainly don’t want to have a poor orientation process for your company.

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