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When we spend 40 hours of our week at work, we want to make sure it’s a comfortable and productive environment. But no matter how hard we try to cultivate a tension-free space, there are always moments that will create conflict in the office. 

It’s important to learn how to navigate these tricky scenarios and reduce the tension before the conflict becomes bigger than necessary. Communication is a huge part of success in the office, and being able to compromise, listen and calmly respond will help you thrive at work. 

On the other hand, it’s also important to be able to speak up when necessary. For women in particular, asking for what you need in the office can be tricky and hard to do, especially when it is something like money or a promotion. Learning how to advocate for yourself is an important step in making yourself heard and seen at the office, so you can avoid being overlooked. 

Check out this infographic on how to self-advocate in the office.