How To Work With Bad Coworkers?
Every organization has a variety of people working with it. People come from different religions, different family backgrounds. They have different cultures, which influence their behavior and personality and these things get reflected even in a professional environment.
So when you are in a professional environment, you must behave according to the office code of conduct. There is no need to be too formal or informal. What you need to remember is that you are an employee who is hired to execute some responsibilities. And to handle those obligations, you must be in the best of your mood. However, your mood is something that cannot be the same every day. There will be time and situations that will make you upset and angry. Nevertheless, you mustn’t lose your temper and let it affect the work. Just be calm, take a deep breath, and think how the situation can be tackled.
There may be several reasons for your day being bad. It could be the constant pestering from the boss, irritating coworkers, a spike in your blood pressure, or the traffic. While you can manage your personal issues, handling bad coworkers is an art that you must learn. These tips can be useful in working with coworkers without getting disturbed and affecting your work quality.
No matter how bad is your mood, you need to keep calm. Don’t let the steam off on anyone even if the person is getting on your nerves. Reacting to any situation on an impulse will create a bad impression in the office. This attitude of yours could be a good object for others to incite you deliberately. Just think of how the particular scenario can be handled. If anyone is arguing with you, be patient and try to explain the person your point of view on that matter.
It is always good to communicate with the toxic worker when the situations have cooled down. By discussing issues with that person in a free time and after regaining composure, you can also get the matter off your chest. Let the person know how the problem can affect both of you if not sorted out at the earliest.
Try to solve the issues on a personal level
When you are working as a team, there is bound to be one member whose negligence can affect teamwork. That person may or may not be doing so deliberately, but his or her attitude towards work will serve as a spoiler for others. Such person needs to be handled diplomatically. You can speak to him or her personally and try to explain how not keeping sync with other members can jeopardize everyone’s employment. The fear of losing the job could change that person, and he or she can start concentrating on teamwork.
Learn to neglect distractions
If you get distracted from small things very often, then it would create difficulties in your career path. If a person or your boss understands that you cannot concentrate on your work because of silly reason, he or she will be on the vigil to grab opportunities to disturb you. His or her intention behind such a devious act could be to give you a pink slip. Therefore, you should learn to neglect such minor things that have been potential to disturb you.
Find opportunities in problem
If you have a colleague who always takes leaves by giving any reasons, and apparently you have to do his or her work, then it is obvious that at some point of time you will get frustrated, irritated and the outcome will lack quality. Instead, getting irritated by such people, try to see for opportunities, By doing the share of work of the absent employee, you can show your multi-tasking skills and use them at the time of appraisal and for promotion.
Stay away from scandalmongers
Every organization has some kind of politics associated with it. There are people at every workplace who are always busy in finding what the other person is doing, where he failed, what mistake he has done and what not. They are always busy in spreading rumors and doing gossiping about others. Just stay away from these people and don’t be a part of them.
These are some of the ways to deal with toxic coworkers and do your work to your best. Because, after all, the important thing is, your work; and don’t allow anyone to create obstacles in your career growth. Just be a team player, have patience and be positive.