Lessons from television's 'The Office' for your office
If your workplace is filled with too much drama, it's time to look around at manager/employee relationships, conflicts, and communication.
The popular NBC show ‘The Office’ is hilarious but if those zany misadventures were to occur in your workplace, it may not be as amusing. There are some lessons to be learned.
Freelance writer Vivian Wagner cites several key concepts about being to chummy with workers. Too much can go wrong, confusing the relationship and creating friction inside and outside of work. The show always presents the pitfalls that can occur with Michael Scott and his trusted men and women.
Open communication is also important for successful office, whether on the small screen or in real life.
In the HR department, it’s even more pressing that there’s an open line of dialogue between you and your managers as leaders strive to manage conflict and miscommunication. Richard Segal of Segal Consulting was interviewed for Wagner’s article. He says, “Conflict happens in every relationship, and it doesn’t have to be bad. It can be good, and it’s how we grow.”
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