In episode 11 of “The JoyPowered™ Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss communication best practices at the office. Topics include setting expectations, workplace email etiquette, and productive team meetings. They also talk about managing work stress so you can be a healthier team member.
The hosts begin by discussing advice from a Harvard Business Review article, which encourages readers to improve communication and reduce stress with three behaviors. It recommends that you stop being vague, triage your responses based on time sensitivity, and stop micromanaging. JoDee and Susan also give their own tips on healthy workplace communication, including using StrengthsFinder to understand how others work, making team meetings more effective, and treating others the way they want to be treated. Next, the hosts share their suggestions for reducing stress; taking breaks, distancing yourself and thinking about the problem objectively, breaking projects into chunks, and “running to the roar.”
The episode wraps up with a listener question about how to address a workplace peer’s body odor issue, and a discussion of the recent prevalence of sexual harassment complaints in the workplace, politics, network television, small companies, and global companies.