Category Archives: Career

assumptions

Assumptions Are the Worst Enemy to Building Trust in the Office

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“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”        – Alan Alda We all want to work in an environment that fosters trust, openness and good relationships; that’s how the best companies retain top talent and foster strong teams in the workplace.…

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Managing Expectations

Why Managing Expectations is Key for Success in the Workplace

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“If you align expectations with reality, you will never be disappointed.”        -Terrell Owens Have you ever noticed that when expectations aren’t in alignment, we experience more disappointment and disharmony in the workplace? This is especially true in the modern world where companies are branching out, expanding and merging at such a lightning-fast pace.…

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promotable

How to be Promotable in a Japanese Company

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I’ve written a lot about how a corporate employee can position him or herself to be more promotable. However, for Americans (or non-Japanese) working within a Japanese company (in Japan or perhaps at a hub within the United States or outside of Japan), there are a unique set of challenges and obstacles that may arise when it comes to best positioning yourself for a promotion.…

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nurture better relationships

How to Truly Connect with Others and Nurture Better Relationships within Your Workplace

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The workplace is about people: people like to work with people they know, like, and trust. Despite this, I’ve spoken with many corporate employees who often feel they need to have a professional face that hides their personal world. Unconsciously, they have separate worlds and aren’t open to sharing themselves at work.…

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best posts

Best Posts of 2015

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At the end of the year, I make it a priority to create time to reflect and celebrate accomplishments and appreciate what I have. 2015 was an amazing year here at Michiki Morgan Worldwide. As the last post of the year, I’m rounding up the most popular posts of 2015, in case you missed any or as a refresher.…

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Communication

Communication Between Japanese and Americans in the Workplace– Part II

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Last week, we began exploring some cultural differences between Japanese and Americans that tend to cause tension in the workplace (read last week’s article HERE). This week, let’s dive a little deeper and look at some expectations Americans can have in a Japanese-dominated place of work and how to handle cultural differences with tact and understanding.

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