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This Hallowe’en which “nightmare” conversations have you running scared at work?

Posted by Tracy Powley 26/10/15

Horror Night



Last Hallowe'en we gave you the top 5 “Ghastly conversations” guaranteed to bring you out in a cold sweat!

Here’s a reminder of the situations which fill Managers with horror and dread! (and some tips to help deal with them! Just click on the links)


  1. addressing personal hygiene issues
  2. dealing with office banter where it starts to cross the line – how do you curb it without seeming like a killjoy and the office prude?
  3. having to deal with a lack of performance which has never been tackled and you have inherited – so the employee believes all is fine!
  4. dealing with a top performer with an attitude problem
  5. managing a member of staff who has lost out on promotion to a colleague and is full of resentment

What are your worst nightmares? Tell us by commenting below or on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

And have a look at our case studies to see how we have helped other organisations deal with similar nightmare scenarios or call us on 01903 732 782 for a confidential discussion, email us or contact us

Tracy Powley
Tracy Powley

The way we behave towards each other in the workplace has a direct impact on individual wellbeing, team performance and organisational results. This belief has underpinned our work at Focal Point for over 20 years and has never been more relevant. We are privileged to work with a huge variety of organisations wanting to get workplace behaviour and culture right - and to tackle the inappropriate behaviour that may get in the way of this. Supported by our fantastic team of facilitators and coaches, we are able to make a real difference to peoples’ lives as well as organisational performance. Having worked in both large businesses at management level and in 2 start ups at director level, I am able to combine hands on experience of growing and managing teams - and the associated challenges in creating the right culture - with over 20 years in learning and development. I hold the Certificate in Training Practice and am a member of CIPD. When I am not supporting clients or developing the Focal Point business, you will find me in a calming yoga class...

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