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Short answer I know, but I am quite comfortable with Aussie work culture and think I can help... I am going to focus in on the part where you said you want to improve your relationship. I think that you are right in thinking that asking them to sign at the dinner might make them think you only invited them so that they COULD sign. What I would do instead ...


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I have had colleagues with (partially) similar behavior. The "help" they received from the rest of us was feedback. Sometimes it was public, as in: Please stop moving so much, I cannot listen to you because I watch your movement. (provided maybe with some smiling, so the colleague would understand it is not an attack) Other times, it was as a 1-to-1 ...


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If you have a means of contacting your ex-colleague without requiring an immediate response, such as text or email, that could work well to allow your colleague to respond when he has time. For many people, such a message leaves a more durable reminder than a phone call made while they're in the middle of some other task. It's my understanding in our ...


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Is there any really polite way to say such thing without being rude? Not with words, but with a small gesture. It's my way to handle it when I'm in my office. I usually pick a paper tissue1 and offer it to the person. They understand right away. I've never ever witnessed someone not picking up the clue. They say "thanks" and clean their nose. FWIW: it also ...


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Introduction Situations like that happen quite often, to me and I notice them with others too. If you overhear other people talking, you could notice that also. Your counterpart might feel the same and could be glad if you resolve the situation. Then there are people who tend to over-discuss things if you don't stop them. Check out what others do, you gain ...


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I've thought about your question quite a while, particularly for you being so insistent about it - this is not the first time that you bring up the issue in one way or the other. I've actually thought that the other (quite comprehensive) answers should have sufficed, but clearly they don't. For you, I mean. It's by far too long a tale to tell how I've come ...


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