Weekly Roundup - What to Say When Someone Cries at Work

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Have you ever responded to a colleague in a way that left them feeling unheard or unappreciated, even though that was not your intention? To be an effective and empathetic coworker, we need to balance our analytical and emotional intelligence. Thankfully, recent research gives an insight into how these two networks work in our brains and how to become more adept at balancing both. Read on to find out.
There is another thing that feels “uncomfortable” at work. Crying. Have you ever cried at work? Perhaps the only thing more difficult to handle than to cry at work is to help someone else who is crying at work. Helping someone who is crying at work takes emotional intelligence, especially in the form of self-awareness and self-management. Read how you how can help or console a colleague who is crying at work.

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