101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's by Paul Falcone

By Paul Falcone

Beside the point clothes, lateness, sexually offensive habit, let alone productiveness and verbal exchange issues...these are only the various uncomfortable subject matters bosses needs to occasionally check with their staff. "101 difficult Conversations to Have with Employees" deals lifelike pattern dialogues managers can use to facilitate transparent, direct interactions with their staff, aiding them stay away from capability awkwardness and meet concerns head-on. This sensible, solution-oriented booklet walks readers via essentially the most universal in addition to the main critical worker difficulties they're prone to come upon. masking every thing from substandard functionality experiences to private hygiene to termination conferences, this useful advisor is helping managers deal with their individuals with dignity, focusing not only on what to assert yet find out how to say it. this useful booklet offers confirmed suggestions managers can use to guard themselves and their organizations...and get the superior from their humans.

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In other words, even if no disability technically exists, a plaintiff’s lawyer could argue that you, the employer, regarded the employee as having a disability and that your company was therefore governed by the act. Finally, in preparing for any workplace discussions with your em- Individual Appearance and Uncomfortable Workplace Dilemmas 41 ployees regarding physical or mental conditions that may be governed by the ADA, remember that the law does not merely prohibit discrimination against the disabled.

I don’t feel that they should dress more professionally than you; however, if you’re not careful, the people you supervise may ‘‘show you up,’’ so to speak. Your image therefore becomes very important, and I want you to give some thought to the image you want to portray both toward your subordinates as well as senior members of management. Is that fair? ] Okay. Next, you need to choose your friends a bit more carefully. Up to now, you’ve been very tight with a small group of girls outside of our department—Cindy, Joanne, and Stephanie—and that’s fine.

Your opening salvo might sound something like this: >> Hi, everyone. I wanted to call this short meeting in advance of tonight’s holiday party. ’Tis the season, as they say, but I want to spend a few minutes with all of you discussing how to best handle yourself and what to do if you’re placed in an uncomfortable or awkward situation for any reason. Also, note that alcohol will be served, and each of you will get two tickets, which will be good for a total of two drinks. That doesn’t mean that you have to use them, though, and soft drinks may be the alternative of choice after you think about what I’m about to say.

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