February 4, 2017
Give your co-worker the benefit of the doubt.
Dealing with difficult co-workers is one of the leading causes of stress and anxiety. Our greatest set-back is that not all of us are taking the necessary steps to cope with those people who make life unbearable for us at work.
One of the biggest challenges of dealing with difficult co-workers is that their behavior can take many forms. If a colleague is negative or rude, it may require a different approach. Here are some general tips on how to cope with difficult co-workers:.
” Last week, my boss hired a “trainee” straight out of college to work in our department. The problem is, this new “co-worker” of mine started acting like a prima donna. It has even made me think of quitting.”
Be also aware of your behavior and work at changing them. Be sure to identify your weaknesses and strengths. You might not control the behavior or change or attitudes of others, but you have the power to change yours.
Coping with a troublesome co-worker.
If that co-worker’s unpleasant behavior interferes with how you do your job, you must find a way to solve it by not directly interfering with your job, and the best way is just to ignore it.
– Criticizing your political or religious beliefs
– Absenteeism (with effects the team members)
– Too much gossiping
-Disrespectful to co-workers or supervisors
The ability to get along with people, adapting to their different personalities takes a certain degree of maturity, patience, understanding and it is the essential factor in our workplace survival, and no amount of college education will ensure professional behavior. Workplace relationships are as crucial; it can even lead to the unhappiness of that person can’t get along with everybody or that person makes life miserable for others.
Try it out for yourself if talking to that person will solve the problem if not; that is the perfect time to speak to your manager. Managers expect you to work out most of the problems with people who are on your level. Be sure you’ve tried everything even a trusted mediator before going to a higher standard.