Telling it like it is – professionally
1. How you say something is as important as what you say. What you perceive as being a calm tone of voice, another person may consider otherwise. Your emotional state normally dictates your tone of voice.
2. Filter your conversations. Avoid foul language or comments that may defame a person’s character.
3. Whenever there is a need to discuss a topic that may become explosive, think carefully about what you have to say before you do.
4. Be selective in your discussions. Emotions run higher when people feel the need to defend themselves personally and, although the gossip might be intriguing, it is best not to entertain such conversation.
Every workplace can value employees who really can tell it like it is, but still maintain a sense of professionalism in their approach.
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