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The Art Of Patience In A Turbulent Workplace

TalkShop art of patienceMustering patience is a must in a workplace where different personalities merge. It becomes even more complicated in a multicultural setting with diverse languages, cultures, and viewpoints. Still, it is imperative for each one – the leader and the teams to work cohesively. Work, deadlines, and different work styles can get in the way, but practicing patience can make the workplace healthier.

How does one keep his cool when work situations turn difficult? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO offers the following tips:

1. Bite your tongue as you release the tension. Count to ten and breathe deeply to relax.

2. Write down your frustration. The time it entails to write will help you calm down and see a different picture to help you manage the situation better.

3. Leave the stressful situation. Take a walk around the block. Let the other person know you both need to calm down.

4. Stretch – not just your patience but your muscles. Do head and arm stretches while seated or standing to release the negative energy.

5. Talk to the source of your impatience in a calm manner. Do not talk down or scream at him. Be careful about body language, choice of words, and tone of voice.

6. See the total picture. Look beyond your personal opinion. Know the other person’s situation, the bigger picture. Frame your message out of respect and diplomacy for others.

7. Listen with the right attitude and work on solutions.

8. Lead by example. Influence others by acting with tolerance and diplomacy.

Sheila Viesca explains, “Impatience does more harm than good in the workplace. Every employee must take responsibility in improving collaboration and embracing differences.” TalkShop offers Cross-Culture Communication with International Etiquette for greater collaboration, interaction, and productivity at your workplace.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Cross-Culture Communication”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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