Whether you work in a small office, a large corporation, or alone at home, the workplace is where we all bring ourselves and our baggage.
The one thing to remember is that most of what happens at work—what we say to each other at work and the way we say it—is not about work, and has little to do with the work at hand. It may have to do with the way, way past or something a bit more current, such as a breakfast spat, a sick pet or a baby on the way. You will probably never know.
What you can know is this…
How’s that for a cliffhanger? Read the rest here. (And keep reading the post that follows too, about email etiquette. It applies to all of us!)
BTW: The material for these posts will be adapted from my book, Stop Pushing Me Around: A Workplace Guide for the Timid, Shy and Less Assertive. Read an abstract here.