This post is for anyone looking to get a boss on board. Don't hope for a miracle. Come prepared. Whether you're approaching your boss for the first time or giving him yet another chance to change his mind, you'll need some techniques up your sleeve. Here are a few of my favorites.
Our next productivity explosion could come from… social engineering. While everybody is rambling on about AI, the real holy grail is and has always been human intelligence and mass manipulation thereof.
Pleasing and delighting customers is a must in any competitive business. But let’s be real: a customer is not always right. That attitude may serve you ninety-nine percent of the time. But there’s that one percent that will push you over the edge.
Office politics is a tale as old as time. Despite rapid advancements in the business landscape, politics at work hasn’t changed because it comes down to human dynamics. Therefore, this is a game worth knowing to achieve objectives and influence change. Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, I’ve laid out researched steps you need to build integrity and respect, while being a key player at work.
Whether you’re a boss or an employee… scratch that. No matter who you are, every human negotiates on a daily basis. For such a common occurrence, we don’t recognize its power. How you navigate these types of conversations could sway big decisions in your company and life. Learn how to achieve the outcomes you want by reading more!
At our core, humans are emotional, irrational beings. And guess what? So is your boss. Use this to your advantage. I’ve compiled specific approaches you should take when pitching an idea, asking a question, or simply communicating…whether it’s a heated topic or civil dialogue. Persuasion is only powerful if you know how to use it.
You want employees who love to work, not the ones who despise and avoid it. Part of the responsibility to love one’s work rests with the employee. However, there is a lot an employer can do to make the work rewarding and even addictive...
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The human brain is wired to categorize people into groups with shared identities. You can use this wiring to bring together people inside your organization. Read on to learn how to use the persuasion principle of unity at work.
In the office, you can use "scarcity" to motivate your employees. It can reinforce positive behavior, create increased desire to accomplish tasks, and promote a little healthy competition. Read on to learn how to use this powerful principle of persuasion in the workplace.
As a manager or leader within your organization, you're in a position of authority. Learn how to use the authority principle of persuasion to positively influence people at work.
Considering that we spend 40 hours a week with our employees and coworkers, "liking" is vitally important in the workplace. Read on to learn how to use the liking principle of persuasion for positive effect in the workplace.
As a leader, you can use social proof to benefit your team. By understanding how this principle functions within your workplace, you can influence your team and shape how employees influence one another.
Here are a few easy ways to get your employees committed to beneficial activities and consistently displaying positive behaviors at work.
I gave you the bird's-eye view of the reciprocity principle in my recent post. Now I'm going to go deeper on the topic and share with you even more ways you can use reciprocity to positively influence your employees.
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A significant virtue of social team collaboration is the ability to engage a larger collection of people in active development of content. Each person brings their own unique perspective and expertise to a question or topic. And, it's done asynchronously, with each person digesting content and contributing when it fits into their schedule and in proportion to their ability to contribute and interest in the topic.
This means fewer time consuming meetings that require everyone to get together at the same time, requiring some to dedicate more time than they need to and leaving many others out completely. Furthermore, with everyone involved who should be, getting buy-in at key milestones is a snap, surprises are kept to a minimum, and everyone feels as if their input has been heard.
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