Strategies for Responding to Dysfunctional Colleagues
On television or at the movie theater, workplace dysfunction is always good for a laugh. An entire plot can be built around the antics, quirks, and miss-everything's that go with dysfunction on the job site. But in real life, at your workplace? Well, then it’s not nearly so amusing. Here are some questions to ask yourself when the tension escalates, paired with a couple of strategies for rising above the fray enough to accomplish your assigned tasks and you know, preserve your sanity, too.
- What’s really going on?
- What’s he/she got against me?
- Focus on you and your responsibilities
- Tune it out
- If all else fails, move on