This week is going by so fast. I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday!
Guess who’s in training this week? Me. My company requires a minimum of 40 hours of training per year. I did 17 hours of online training in July, and I am completing the rest of my hours this week. I am taking a class called Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Solutions. It’s so interesting! Granted I have taken negotiation classes before during my graduate program, but it’s interesting to see what my coworkers think about negotiating.
For example,we did an exercise where we discovered what our negotiation styles were. I had already done this, and already knew my style, but I found out my coworkers styles this time! Why is this important? I’m constantly dealing with my coworkers on a daily basis, and it’s important to know what makes them tick. It’s also important to realize why they are acting a certain way. I have a coworker who is at my same level (analyst) and can be very direct and commanding. Since I’m commanding and direct, I push back and resist. At first, I though he was trying to undermine me, hell maybe he is, but it is most likely due to his style.
I will go into more detail in following posts. I want to share what I find out because I think it’s super useful! But before I share, I want to know whether your company provides training and whether you see it as beneficial? What kind of training have you received?