You’re confused, but are you making yourself clear? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
If you’re confused by an employee’s behavior, don’t let that stop you from speaking clearly. When some managers feel uncertainty or bewilderment, they wind up thinking out loud. That can cause trouble if you blurt out something that sparks anger. Better: Confess your confusion and ask for the employee’s help. Say, “I’m not sure what to do. On the one hand, you’ve performed well recently. But your outbursts seem to come out of nowhere and create a tense atmosphere. What steps can we take to solve this?”
When employees complain about “workplace bullying,” managers and HR are often confused about how to respond. Could this be harassment that requires a legal response? Is the employee using the term to describe a colleague who is simply annoying?...Click here to find out more.