I would like to bring up some simple tips that we all know, subconsciously, yet sometimes we need to bring them to the forefront. Remember that you can easily blow your career by losing your cool at work. So know ahead of time what might cause such incidents and think about ways to deal with them civilly and compassionately:
- You feel left out. Lack of acceptance among peers provokes anger and hurt feelings, potentially limiting your effectiveness on the job. What can you do to feel more a part of a team effort?
- Your boss nit-picks. A critical boss is one of the key frustrations for employees, who often adopt a do-no-more-than-necessary attitude. But this can lead to more criticism, and start a vicious cycle. Can you find ways to calmly deal with criticism?
- You don’t get the recognition you deserve. While management guide after management guide touts the necessity of showing appreciation to employees, employees often don’t get credit for the hard work and extra hours they put into their jobs. How can you help your manager take notice of your efforts?
- You’re the subject of a vicious rumor. False rumors are hurtful and employees fear they will cause irreparable damage to their reputations or careers. Do you know who you should talk with to combat a hurtful or harmful rumor?
- You have an incompetent boss. Most of us want to admire and respect the people we work for, but when that person is inept, we risk losing our enthusiasm for our jobs and respect for the company. Can you find a mentor or build a support system of your own at work?
If this hits home for you, practice patience and the above tips. Wishing you a great week!
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