Water cooler talk: it’s in every organization. Sometimes they’re productive and help us bounce ideas off each other, sometimes they help us catch-up on colleague’s lives and help build workplace cohesion. But occasionally these conversations can become harmful to the organization, impacting morale and productivity. And in politically-charged seasons like this, sometimes workplace conversations challenge our goals of maintaining of political neutrality.
How can we understand and better diffuse office rumor mills?
What are effective office communication skills around sensitive or political issues?
How can we help casual conversations better benefit the organization?
ICMA will be using webinar tools (including real-time questions and live polling) to make this a great opportunity for audience interaction.
TIME: 12:30 PM CST