August 27, 2018
What is a Bravely moment?
At Bravely, we’re on a mission to help people address whatever they’re facing at work—whether that means approaching a tough conversation with their manager, colleague, or direct report; or simply learning how to shift their attitude about a particular situation.
We like to remind people that there’s no “right time” to use Bravely, and you don’t need to wait until you’re dealing with something major to connect with one of our coaches (we call them “Pros”). In fact, we think it’s better to talk about things before they reach a breaking point and turn into all-consuming, stress-inducing issues.
So, what is a Bravely moment?
Giving feedback (the right way)
Giving tough feedback to direct reports can be difficult, especially for new managers. Our Pros can help you build trust with the people that work for you and find ways to communicate productively.
Learning how to “manage up”
Establishing a strong relationship with your boss is one of the most important things you can do. Our Pros can help you identify their goals and come up with a plan for supporting them.
Preparing for check-ins and reviews
Whether you’re preparing for a weekly 1-on-1 or your yearly review, you should always be ready to reflect on your performance. Our Pros can help you highlight what you’ve accomplished and what you need to work on.
Improving coworker relationships
Navigating relationships with colleagues can be difficult — especially if you’re dealing with awkwardness or tension. Our Pros can help you address whatever issues you’re facing and move forward.
Getting comfortable with change
Organizational change can be stressful, especially when teams are restructured or your responsibilities start to look different. Our Pros can help you stay focused when things feel uncertain.
Figuring out how to advance
When you feel stuck or uninspired in your role, it can be hard to maintain a positive attitude — and stay productive. Our Pros can help you figure out what your path forward looks like, and give you tips and tactics for getting there.
Navigating workplace politics
When situations start to feel toxic, it can be hard to know what to do, who to turn to, or how to turn things around. Our Pros can help you get to the root of the issue — whatever it is — and figure out the best next step.
Dealing with unfair treatment
It can be hard to speak up when you’re dealing with bullying, micro-aggressions, or unfair treatment. Our Pros can help you figure out what to do and how to move forward, or escalate an issue on your behalf.
These are just a few of the many ways that our Pros can help you work a little more Bravely. To learn more, visit www.workbravely.com and follow us on twitter @workbravely. (PS. Right now, employees only have access to Bravely through their companies. If you think your workplace could use Bravely, let us know, and we’ll get in touch with your company leaders!)
This piece was originally posted on Medium