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When you are able to calmly speak your mind and then invite others to do so, listening to truly hear and understand their points of view without being defensive, you open the possibility for new ideas.
Gifts for co-workers are often fairly impersonal — food items, coffee, candles and gift cards are all pretty safe choices, as are items that relate to your colleague’s hobbies. Gifts that might be appropriate for family or friends can be inappropriate at work.
How to Identify a Family-Friendly Employer (Harvard Business Review)
Start with the company website. Review how the company talks about employees and what it shares regarding employee support. Creating an environment for working parents starts at the top. Look at senior leadership and the company’s board of directors.