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HR Therapy: Why Managing Relationships At Work is So Hard

Presented by SkillCycle. Recording On Demand


Join Hebba Youssef and Rebecca Taylor to talk about the complexity of managing work relationships – and how you can make it easier.



Are you sick of struggling with your relationships at work?

From awkward moments to passive-aggressive emails – we’ve all been there! And since COVID forced us to work in the comfort (and isolation) of our homes: managing relationships seems more complex than ever before.

Whether it’s managing up, across, or down, there’s a common theme: work relationships can be more complicated than they seem. Fortunately, it’s not impossible to manage them, and with the right strategies, it can even be simple – even with half of your team behind a screen.

In this month’s HR Therapy, Rebecca Taylor (Co-Founder of SkillCycle) joins me to explore the ins and outs of managing relationships at work.

Hebba Youssef

Hebba Youssef is the Chief People Officer at Workweek and founder and creator of the HR media brand I Hate it Here. Her weekly newsletter has over 100,000 subscribers and focuses on how HR/People teams can build great work cultures. Hebba has led global learning and development teams, run talent management teams, and was most recently the Head of People at a fintech startup. She's built People Ops teams from the ground up, scaled companies, and gained a few white hairs along the way. Hebba has worked across several industries like tech, fintech, and media and was most recently at Axios and Lithic. In her free time, you can find her reading sci-fiction or fantasy novels and playing board games with her family.

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca brings her years of experience in the HR and People space to SkillCycle as the first official employee and Co-Founder. Throughout her 10 years in HR, she developed and spearheaded People strategies that made her companies successful and protected their most valuable asset – the people. Her goal is to empower people to invest in themselves and their teams to increase employee engagement, retention, and performance.