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Build a workplace where people respect and listen to each other.
There will always be challenges in a person's life outside and inside of the workplace but an environment where people truly respect and communicate with each other will lighten attitudes. When people know that they are valued, they will feel competent and in control of their situation.
Be an example of compassion.
In many cases, there will be a struggling co-worker. Whatever the causes of this, a leader should strive to motivate and empathize. She can go further by coaching a co-worker to ensure progress. In a stressful workplace, employees need to know that there are people who believe in their abilities.
Know when to draw the line.
There are times excessive office gossip affects the team's work quality. Unfortunately, bosses and prolific workers are usually at the receiving end of all the rumors. While responding to all the useless chatter is not always a good solution, addressing the issues or asking the rumormongers to stop will draw the line.
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Heather Weber is a finance professional from Tampa Bay, Florida. She is also a philanthropist, female empowerment advocate, and karate enthusiast. Learn more about Heather’s interests by visiting this blog.