Being too nice in the workplace - Main Aspects and Challenges

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  • In today's workplace, computers and electronic communications are the norm rather than the exception. Computers, e-mail, electronic databases and on-line research play an important role in many businesses today. Technological advances have made electronic communication indispensable in today's workplace. According to recent reports, text messaging figures into L.A. train wreck probe. Investigators of last week’s L.A. train wreck that killed 25 people are looking into a report that an engineer blamed for missing a stop signal light may have been distracted by text messaging. Today, we will discuss the ever-increasing use of technology in the workplace, its potential for abuse and how employers can protect themselves.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Last year, the inability to produce subpoenaed e-mail resulted in million dollar—even billion dollar—lawsuits against U.S. companies.
  • Being too nice in the workplace - Main Aspects and Challenges

    1. 1. Being Too Nice in the WorkplaceMain Aspects & Challenges
    2. 2. Being Too Nice in the WorkplaceIntroduction• We raise our children based on many important values, such as: – courtesy, trust, cooperation, kindness, tolerance, etc.
    3. 3. Being Too Nice in the WorkplaceOur Family Values – Main Expectations• Our family main idea was that raising our kids under such noble values would help them: – to better deal with life´s challenges and it´s obstacles, – to develop a nice networking and – to achieve a brighter future.
    4. 4. Being Too Nice in the WorkplaceOur Business World - Important• But unfortunately, our Business World doesn’t allow us to be kind and nice in all the situations.
    5. 5. Being too nice in the workplaceMain disadvantages PEOPLE THAT ARE TOO NICE - may be less likely to face confrontation - are less likely to stand up for themselves, because they don’t want to rock the boat or hurt coworkers - are less assertive in asking for raises and promotions - don’t know how to manage conflicts - might not get recognized for their accomplishments.
    6. 6. Being too nice in the workplaceMain disadvantages - Important Others may take advantage of you You might not be recognized
    7. 7. Being too nice in the workplaceToo Nice Leaders - Disadvantages It has been proved that when "nice" leaders fail: to manage conflicts, to make hard decisions to deal with problems They are often accused of: Lack of Not providing strong courage leadership
    8. 8. Being too nice in the workplaceImportant • We have pointed out some main problems with being too nice in the workplace.
    9. 9. Being too nice in the workplace1 – Being polite can hinder us• There is a need to analyse when we should be polite or tough.• Many people can misuse our politeness just to dump their work on us.• We need to limit the percent of politeness by following the basic manners required at workplace.
    10. 10. Being too nice in the workplace2 – Stop pleasing everybody• We need to learn to set our boundaries and analyse the possibilities of helping people without affecting our job and career.• If there is a risk we need to say “no”, and explain our reasons or not.
    11. 11. Being too nice in the workplace3 – Learn to be firm• It is important to learn how to be firm and that doesn’t mean being nasty.• Our hesitation in telling a team mate about his poor performance can jeopardize a whole project or even our professional career.
    12. 12. Being too nice in the workplace4 – Don’t avoid confrontations• There is nothing wrong when facing some confrontations.• Avoiding a necessary confrontation can provide a bad impact on our business and projects.
    13. 13. Being too nice in the workplaceConclusion• Being mean and nasty can damage our career and life goals.• That´s why we need to align our own behavior with our work rules and life goals.• And we need to take a positive and firm approach to deal with our daily business challenges.
    14. 14. Being too nice in the workplaceOur Business Contacts Feel free to send us an e-mail. Our Website: www.licoreis.com Our E-mails: licoreis@licoreis.com licoreis@licoreis.com.br robertolico@hotmail.com Linkedin: Roberto de Paula Lico Júnior Twitter: @licoreis

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