THREE WAYS TO DEAL WITH A PASSIVEAGGRESSIVE COL­LEAGUE

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

It can be in­cred­i­bly frus­trat­ing when a co-worker agrees with a plan of ac­tion, only to go off and do his own thing. This type of sab­o­tage is all too com­mon and can make it dif­fi­cult to achieve your goals. When you have a co­worker who says one thing and does an­other, try this: Give feed­back. Ex­plain to your co-worker what you’re see­ing and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. De­scribe the im­pact of his be­hav­ior on you and pro­vide sug­ges­tions for how he might change Fo­cus on work, not the per­son. You need to get the work done de­spite your peer’s style, so don’t waste time wish­ing he would change. Con­cen­trate on com­plet­ing the work in­stead. Ask for com­mit­ment. At the end of a meet­ing ask ev­ery­one (not just the trou­ble­maker) to re­it­er­ate what they are go­ing to do and by when. Some­times peer pres­sure can keep even the most passiveaggressive per­son on task.

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