talk less about work at work to help people work

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My boss once told me that one thing I could do more of at work is to talk less about work.

He challenged me to ask each employee about something totally not having to do with work. It could be about their breakfast, school, family, sports, whatever…

As leaders, managers, and teachers, we will be more effective when we facilitate a stronger and more genuine bond with our coworkers, employees, and teammates.

So… show your employees that you care about them today. Not just their performance…but their personhood. It’ll build a healthier and more enjoyable workplace culture. It helps, I promise.

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