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Celebrity spats on social media and why we need to take note…

Posted by Stella Chandler 25/07/17

Celebrity spats on social media and why we need to take note… 

Another celebrity has ended up in a spat and regretted it … al because of firing off an ill judged post on social media 

But Rory McIlroy won’t be the last … it happens everywhere. If there is tension in a working relationship, it is all too easy for people to fire off inappropriate emails to each other – or worse to “vent” to someone else via email .

Of course, in the cold, calm light of day most of us can see this behaviour is never going to end well. Ill thought through, aggressive emails often put pressure on already strained relationships to the point where people stop talking to each other altogether.

It is far better to ditch email as a communication channel when things get difficult and actually talk to each other.

With the arrival of the GDPR next year we will all need to become more aware of what we write in emails. The tightening up of data protection legislation gives people more rights over personal information held about them. If this drives more verbal communication between colleagues and managers, that can only be to the good.

So, start practising now 

Just 2 steps will make a difference….

  • Talk to each other as your default communication method, not email
  • Use email to confirm a discussion and keep it factual  

You may also like our blogs on how fallout from email “spats” can hit your bottom line and making less email and more talking a habit 

For more information on how we can help youget strained relationships back on track, Repairing working relationships call us on 01903 732 782 or email us  info@focalpointtraining.com 

Stella Chandler
Stella Chandler

I thrive on seeing people do things they didn’t think they could do! I draw on my management and leadership experience from working in senior positions in the Metropolitan Police Service, running Focal Point since 2002 and working across all three sectors in the widest variety of environments. I am a fellow of the CIPD and when I am not working with clients I can be seen on the golf courses of Hampshire.

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