Difficult People

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How to handle a tardy colleague?

October 17, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Experts offered their take on the issue.
Tips on what to do about a co-worker whose personality quirks are harming her career.
If you’re unhappy with a co-worker’s behavior and aren’t sure whether reporting the person would be telling or tattling, ask yourself these four questions.

Dealing with the office pest

May 4, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

If a co-worker frequently interrupts you or asks for things that are well outside of your work focus, show her it’s not the fastest way to get things done.
Few people relish having a sensitive conversation at work, but they have to happen. No matter the specific subject matter, it’s essential that required information is conveyed clearly and tactfully.

When the office rumor is about you

March 11, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Here are some tips to avoid making it worse and hopefully to rectify the situation.
When your relationship with your boss is bad, you do have some power to make the situation better.

How about a little empathy?

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Difficult People

Empathy and forgiveness can play an important role in resolving workplace conflicts.
Stay away from these people if you want to be successful in your job.
Whether it’s a co-worker who won’t stop walking off with your supplies or a serious dispute about a project, here are some steps that can keep conflicts from becoming bigger problems.
The chances are very good that you’re missing the whole picture of the colleagues who are causing you to gnaw on your stapler. Ask yourself these questions before you launch your next hissy fit.

Keeping workplace conflict healthy

August 5, 2016 Categorized in: Difficult People

Conflict can be good for the workplace when it ignites creative solutions and strengthens relationships.
Although most people think of themselves as honest, studies show that people are likely to commit dishonest acts when there is a low risk, a dynamic that can play a role in workplace theft. Here are three factors that contribute to the behavior of low-level cheating.
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