Initially, I started the blog intending to write about wimpy bosses. What I have come to appreciate over the last eight months is there is much more to the topic – I was only scratching the surface. This blog is about the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge or talk about.
Elephants at Work are born. The blog addresses how to master your career and boss.
Reflecting on the blog content, some of the most read posts are on cross-cultural communication, trust in organizations, using self promotion, how to say thank you and that it is never too late to do it. One of my posts - Difficult Discussion: Body Odor at Work is probably one of the top read articles and is a great example of why I believe people want a place to find information.
I know as a boss early in my career, I was given the task to tell an employee they needed to be more cleanly. Why me? The excuse I was given was we are both women and it would be easier for me to have the conversation. I can tell you, it is not easy – no matter who you are.
Talking about body odor or deciding if you should outshine your boss are some of the topics I would consider unspeakables at work. No one wants to bring them up, yet everyone wants to know about them. Other posts focus on things we will talk about. We may be unsure on how to communicate it more effectively or to put it into action such as should we be multi-tasking. Our writers are willing to put those sensitive issues on the table and talk about them with you. Your comments and pokes at us will continue to encourage us to do so.
Other changes to the blog:
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