HAV­ING AN­NOY­ING COL­LEAGUE? DON’T POINT FIN­GERS

The Star (Kenya) - - News -

Some­times you work with some­one

you just don’t like. Maybe your col­league rubs you the wrong way, dis­agrees with you con­stantly, or is ar­ro­gant and en­ti­tled. Be­fore you start point­ing fin­gers con­sider how you might be con­tribut­ing to the prob­lem, and try to ob­jec­tively as­sess what you may have done to es­ca­late the is­sue.

Or ask a trusted col­league for their

per­spec­tive. The goal is to test your as­sump­tions. You may think it’s all the other per­son’s fault, but that’s rarely the case. What you’re re­act­ing to may have lit­tle to do with the other per­son, and more to do with your own his­tory. It’s pos­si­ble that the per­son re­minds you of an ob­nox­ious sib­ling or an old ri­val.

Or maybe you can be a bit of a con­trol

freak, and your frus­tra­tion comes from be­ing un­able to call all the shots. If you can un­der­stand what you’re bring­ing to the sit­u­a­tion, you’ll know bet­ter how to ad­dress it.

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