• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

What to say when …

by on
in Workplace Communication

What to say when ...

Your employee expresses fear about calling an angry customer:


“As much as you dread having to do this, chances are the entire call will last just a few minutes. It’ll represent only a fraction of your day’s work, so there’s no reason to invest much more time thinking about it. We’ve already gone over how you should start the conversation, and from there it’s really a matter of listening. You are not expected to solve a problem or come up with a solution. All you have to do is stay calm and remember not to take what you hear personally. It’s something all of us have to go through at least once, so consider it a rite of passage.”

You realize a colleague has just overheard you say something that’s confidential:

“Obviously, I did not intend for you to hear what I just said. It’s a private matter. I’d hate to think that other people’s feelings got hurt or rumors got started because this message got out. There’s an urge to want to tell someone, and I can understand that. But when something that’s confidential winds up spreading, it tends to take on a life all its own. And all kinds of unforeseen damage can result. Will you give me your word that you will keep this to yourself?”

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/25614/what-to-say-when "

Related Articles...

    No matches

Leave a Comment