how to get along with coworkers

Playing nice with others doesn’t always come easy — especially when you’re spending 8+ hours a day with the “others.” It’s no wonder the people we work with (and for) tend to get under our skin! But not only is it good for your mental health to keep the peace at work, it’s also good for your career.

So how do we do it? Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst Beverly Flaxington, a career and business adviser who specializes in helping managers and employees deal with difficult workplace relationships, says it comes down to mastering a few basic principles of communication.

Take a look at 10 of her behavior modification techniques designed to improve workplace relationships, and gauge how well you’re doing in your interpersonal interactions.

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Professional Development Goes Online

Robyn Tellefsen | November 9, 2012

professional development courses boost your career

Whether we’re better or worse off than we were four years ago is up for debate (literally!), but one thing’s for sure – we could all use an edge in the workplace. From getting hired or boosting our salary to increasing our job security or advancing in our careers, career success is something we all strive for, but not all of us attain it.

The truth is, if you want employers to invest in you, you’ve got to invest in yourself. And these days, you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Education programs available through the University Alliance enable you to gain credentials from top-ranked universities – 100 percent online.

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earning money with a certificate or two-year degree

It stands to reason that the higher the degree you earn, the higher your salary will be … right? But we’ve discovered that’s not always the case.

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Last Sunday, I was washing my hands in the restroom of my church, which proved to be a challenge since the sink was practically overflowing. An older woman who has been a member of the church for decades was experiencing similar difficulties, and she commented on the fact that these kinds of problems used to be addressed quickly because there was always someone in the church with hands-on skills – in this case, plumbing. But she pointed out that not as many people are entering those trades anymore, hence our overflowing sink. [Read More]