Cultivate@Work: Ending a professional relationship

By Morag Barrett on August 16, 2016

Posted by Morag Barrett | August 16, 2016Cultivate@Work: Ending a professional relationshipWelcome to the Cultivate@Work Weekly Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this weekly summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.Want more? Then sign up for the Cultivate@Work Field Guide where you will discover articles, downloadable resources, videos, podcasts and more, all designed to help you to cultivate professional relationships at work.Most agencies focus on the beginning — the courting of a new client, the competition of the pitch, and the celebration of a win. But the ending, which is inevitable, is just as important as the beginning. How you breakup shows what type of agency you really are. So how do you close out a relationship in the right way? How do you go from exclusive to “just friends”?Whether it’s the end of a long-term project or you’re moving on to another company, it’s important to acknowledge the conclusion of a professional relationship. Here’s how to say goodbye with class.If only firing someone were as easy as Donald Trump makes it look on his TV show The Apprentice. Unfortunately for most of us, the act of firing someone — be it an underperforming employee or a pain-in-the-butt customer — can be a stressful situation. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make the process as pain-free as possible for both parties involved. Just keep these steps in mind.Special Announcement!Thanks for reading! The Cultivate@Work community is now live! Join us today to read more articles, listen to podcasts and download tools and resources that bring Cultivate to life. We’re changing how work gets done, one conversation, and one relationship at a time.Related ArticlesTags »cultivate@workCultivating Winning Relationshipsprofessional relationships Share
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