Workplace Drama: How To Deal With A Difficult Co-Worker

Career Realism

Having problems with a difficult co-worker? So, instead of letting this problem stew, consider the following tips when dealing with a difficult co-worker. Don't Try To Make Your Co-Worker Look Bad Talking behind someone's back is never the answer. Instead, Have A One-On-One Conversation With Your Co-Worker Before you play office leapfrog and jump over your colleague's head to a higher up, have a conversation with your co-worker.

My Co-Worker Gave me a $1000 Present

Evil HR Lady

A gift of this sort is 100 percent inappropriate between co-workers, especially ones that are married to other people. Because you are co-workers, not boyfriend and girlfriend. Here’s why: Because it’s not an appropriate gift* between co-workers, this guy needs some training. If his culture is okay with this, that’s great. That’s a big nope in the workplace. What is an appropriate co-worker gift?

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If You Do These 10 Things, You're Probably A TERRIBLE Co-Worker

Career Realism

One of the best things about work is that you get to collaborate with your co-workers. However, in offices all over the world, there are co-workers people would rather NOT work with every day. Co-workers can get labeled as terrible for multiple reasons. Gossiping About Your Co-Workers via GIPHY It's important to build a team that has respect for one another in the workplace. A source of these distractions can come from co-workers.

ANSWERED: My Co-Worker Complains ALL THE TIME But My Boss Won't Do Anything

Career Realism

In this week's edition of Well,This Happened, the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed Michelle's awkward workplace dilemma. Michelle and her co-workers are getting fed up with the negativity coming from another co-worker that everyone has to work closely with. She's not sure how to go about addressing this with the negative co-worker. One negative co-worker can bring down an entire team.

7 Fun Ways To Bond With Your Co-Workers

Career Realism

Take a minute and think about your relationship with your co-workers. Having healthy relationships with your co-workers is an important part of being successful on the job. Good relationships among co-workers contributes to a happy office culture. Company picnics are a great way to get to bond with your co-workers in a laid-back setting. Or, you could plan one yourself, and invite your co-workers out to have some fun.

4 Ways For Dealing With A Negative Co-Worker

Career Realism

4 Ways For Dealing With A Negative Co-Worker. To more seasoned workers, that may seem like a lot, but staying in a job two to five years looks like it is going to be the norm for millennials (the generation born between the early-1980’s and early-2000’s). This type of shift in employment trends leads to changes in workplace dynamics. Related: 5 Tips For Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers. CAREEREALISM.

Sometimes Great Teammates Decide To Let Co-Workers Live With the Consequences of Stupid Decisions.

The HR Capitalist

Change Communications Culture Employee Relations Leadership Performance Management Talent WorkplaceSometime after your first year with your company, you start to settle in. All the onboarding is complete, the honeymoon is over and you've accurately assessed your job as a mix of positives and negatives. If you're still there and not on the market after a year, that generally means you're content.

4 Tips On Giving Constructive Feedback to Your Manager and Co-Workers

Workology

Some of you may cringe at the thought of giving your co-workers constructive feedback. As an outsider you can provide your co-workers with valuable insights into their performance and point out certain behavior they may not be aware of. Your co-worker may already have a specific skill in mind that they’re trying to develop, for example improving their sales pitch or presentation skills.

5 Ways To Build Relationships With Co-Workers

Career Realism

You might not know it, but building healthy relationships with your co-workers is an important part of having a successful career. According to this article , co-workers spend ample amounts of time together, and sometimes develop personal relationships on top of their professional ones. This can be good for businesses because it can help companies create higher performance in the workplace. But how do you build relationships with co-workers to begin with?

How To Politely Tell Older Co-Workers To Stop Lecturing

Career Realism

How can she politely and professionally tell her co-workers to stop mothering, lecturing, and insulting her? Our culture equates youth with energy, technological aptitude and innovative thinking. For example, the next time one of the co-workers makes a snarky comment, she can simply say: “I know you don’t mean the comments about my age to be insulting, but the fact that everyone here comments repeatedly on my youth is frustrating. Workplace career

Tips for Identifying a Toxic Culture Before You Take the Job

Ms. Career Girl

When companies look at creating a great culture, they’ll often look at other successful companies to see how it should be done. That’s how we get stocked break rooms and similar perks as the definition of how great the culture must be. While dangling free food and foosball tables might be enticing for people looking from the outside in, the foundation of a real culture is deeper than that. You can even tell a lot about a culture by the smell of the office.

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How to Successfully Navigate a Workplace Romance

Ms. Career Girl

This is especially true as a workplace romance doesn’t always have a blissful ending. Some even lead to lawsuits or a drop in workplace productivity. The first thing you should do to successfully navigate a workplace romance is to establish the reason for the relationship.

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Why You Need A Work Buddy

Career Realism

The same concept applies to the workplace. Be open to getting to know all your co-workers. The Benefits Of Having A Work Buddy via GIPHY Having a work buddy is a great way to get incorporated into the company culture and quickly fit in with other co-workers. Beyond the office landscape, having a workplace buddy helps to improve confidence. Trust goes beyond the workplace, so it's important to work on the relationship like any other friendship.

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Why Workplace Culture Fails: Treating Symptoms Instead of the Diagnosis

Workology

Most often in the workplace and business world where we live, our business leaders are driven by a sense of urgency starting from the top and rolling down the chain of command. It’s time to make a change, and it’s time to discuss why your workplace culture is less than okay. It’s time to make a change that will have a long lasting impact on your company’s culture, business and the lives of your employees. How to Improve YOUR workplace culture?

How To Stand Out At A New Job (And Fit In Too)

Career Realism

Understand The Company Culture First, take time to get to know the culture of your new company. This will give you a good feel for how adaptable (or how slow) the company culture is to change. It's important to understand the team dynamic so you don't step on anyone's toes or disrupt the culture when you first get there. The more effort you put into incorporating yourself into your new job and company culture, the quicker it will pay off. Congratulations!

2019 63

Where Would You Rather Work? "Stranger Things" Edition

Career Realism

You already know your co-workers will be cool, too. Quiz Workplace culture Workplace relationships Fun quiz Stranger things Stranger things fan page Co-workers Summer jobs Job search Stranger things quizIt's 1985 and you need a summer job. The Starcourt Mall in Hawkins is hiring. Which job will you apply for? You spend most of your free time at the new mall anyway, whether you're shopping or hanging out with friends at the food court.

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Why Political Discussions Should Be Avoided At Work

Career Realism

There's already enough stress in the workplace, and political discussion sometimes spirals into unnecessary drama that can divide an office. In these cases, what you may think of as a simple political disagreement could trigger an emotional response from a co-worker that could make things awkward for the entire workplace. It could even damage the professional relationship between you and that co-worker.

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5 Reasons Why You Don't Have Friends At Work

Career Realism

You Got Off On The Wrong Foot With Your Co-Workers It doesn't matter if you were misinterpreted. You're Not A Cultural Fit That feels like a hard message, but it truly is not personal. Many times, when we aren't a cultural fit, we are out of step with the people we work with. If you aren't a cultural fit, you need to admit it and move on. You could appear kind of wonky and unapproachable, making it difficult for co-workers to approach you.

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ANSWERED: HR Manager Is Trash Talking Me! Who Do I Go To?

Career Realism

In this week's edition of Well,This Happened , the series that lets you become a career coach, we addressed Eric's difficult workplace situation. Workplace drama Workplace relationships Workplace culture Workplace interaction Workplace issues Embarrassing workplace situations Office Office drama Office culture Co-workers Human resources Productivity Professional etiquette Professional reputation Well this happened

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Social & Workplace Influence–When the Grapevine is Good (Part I.

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | Business , HR , Social Media Social & Workplace Influence–When the Grapevine is Good (Part I) Posted on 30 August 2010. Conversations among co-workers happen. This concept is the basis of cultural anthropology and the concept of micro-cultures.

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Workplace Bullying

The Job Quest

But what about bullying in the workplace? So, what are the facts about workplace bullying? In my online searching, I was shocked to find a website for the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI). Everyone — co-workers, senior bosses, HR — agrees (in person and orally) that your tormentor is a jerk, but there is nothing they will do about it (and later, when you ask for their support, they deny having agreed with you).

The Antonio Brown Conundrum: How Important Is It To Fit Into The Company Culture?

Career Realism

If you're still reading this, you must be wondering, what does this have to do with workplace culture? The Importance of Company Culture via GIPHY The New England Patriots are known for having a very specific culture, dubbed by some "The Patriot Way." With six Super Bowl championships in almost 20 years, it's hard to dispute that culture. The major question now is will Brown fall in line with that culture or disrupt it.

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How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process

Workology

Happiness in the workplace is based on a number of factors. Company culture plays as important a role as any other factor of workplace prosperity. For this reason, including your culture and values in the hiring process is essential. In fact, 14 percent of hires don’t work out because of a failure to fit the company culture. Company culture can be difficult to explain to candidates who don’t yet have a feel for it.

Keys To Building A Winning Workplace

Career Realism

In many ways, a successful workplace is a lot like a championship-caliber sports team. Well-run workplaces and championship teams have the following characteristic in common. A Successful Workplace Needs Strong Leadership (The Coach) via GIPHY Whether it's a manager, company president, or CEO, the tone from the organization usually starts from the top. New employees bring with them fresh ideas and no attachment to established methods of the workplace.

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Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever.

Ms. Career Girl

The post Finding Your Fit: Why Company Culture is More Important More Than Ever. More than ever, your workplace should reflect your personal values and agenda; you should never feel like you’re sacrificing your standards for a paycheck. A company’s culture should be something you research and know before making the commitment to work there. A high salary or good benefits can seem enticing, but company culture may leave you feeling dissatisfied with your new position.

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5 Ways To Build Relationships With Colleagues

Career Realism

You might not know it, but building healthy relationships with your co-workers is an important part of having a successful career. According to this article , co-workers spend ample amounts of time together, and sometimes develop personal relationships on top of their professional ones. This can be good for businesses because it can help companies create higher performance in the workplace. Related: How To Build Positive Workplace Relationships.

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5 Easy Ways To Get Ahead In The Workplace

Career Realism

Be Efficient In The Workplace Strive to be the most efficient worker on your team. If you constantly strive to be the most efficient worker, then you will eventually get ahead in your career. Strive For Excellence While Working Of the five things you can do to get ahead in the workplace, this one probably calls for you giving yourself some pressure. It can, especially when your workplace practices flex time. You're looking for a career booster.

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Performance In The Workplace: Are You Yourself At Work?

Ms. Career Girl

My co-workers at the time just assumed that I was a reserved person. In hindsight, I didn’t fit in with the company culture so I did what I always do when I am in situations where I feel out of place: I said as little as possible. Now although this may be seen as me not being my “true self” – someone who is usually conversational and friendly, I have a side that is reserved and I think that particular workplace brought this side out.

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Rachel Dolezal (Spokane NAACP) and the Deep Circle of Self-ID in the Workplace.

The HR Capitalist

But when you dig deeper, it's almost impossible for people who deal with talent issues not to turn to the an important concept we've dealt with for years: Self-ID in the workplace. . In the normal workplace, we don't have the ability to challenge someone's self ID, especially as it relates to race. But within a few years, her already deep commitment to black causes and culture intensified. But Self-ID in the workplace?

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Workplace Survivor: Toxic Work Environments

Tim's Strategy

A horrible boss or co-worker might have their own agenda, is experiencing mental issues, is power-hungry and thrives on stomping on people, or is just downright evil. But there are ways you can survive and get past these hazardous workplaces. It’s not all in your head… but toxic workplaces affect people’s self-esteem, confidence, outlook, and even approach to life. This is a guest post by Dawn Rasmussen.

Creating a Red Rubber Ball Moment in the Workplace

Workology

While I worked exhausting hours and two to three weekends a month, I regularly visited the store on my day’s off to spend time with my co-workers over breakfast, dinner, or just checking in. And that’s the exact problem with most workplaces today. The difference between an engaged and disengaged workforce in most situations should be based on a company culture’s level of play within the workplace. Have you ever had a red rubber ball moment?

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5 Tips to Uncover Company Culture

Career Realism

The culture of an organization is incredibly important when you are making a job switch. Have you ever taken a job thinking the company culture was “A” but it was really “X”? To clarify, an organization’s culture encompasses several elements. They accepted a job offer thinking the company culture was inline with their goals, only to discover after being in the new job 6 months to a year, that they mis-read the culture.

Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week

Workology

Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace. How Should We React To A Co-worker’s Plastic Surgery? ” This is a good topic since it’s happen in pop culture, what to do when a co-worker gets plastic surgery? Conference Culture and Local Flavor: Robin Schooling is at it again. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space.

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Network TV Drama & the Little White Lies in the Workplace

Workology

The workplace is a culture, a human echo system filled with those doing, avoiding, and lying. Your office serves as the set and stage for the workplace daytime soap opera or evening network drama. Like any good drama television or your workplace, it’s the little white lies that serve up the fun. The little white lies in the workplace are the host of any good workplace drama. Cheating spouses, thieving co-workers, and lying bosses.

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Which Colleagues Get In The Way At Work The Most?

Career Realism

We wonder why they’re still in the office, what makes them tick and whether there are reasons for their perceived bad attitude to office culture. Although the so-called ‘workplace can’t’ comes in different forms, there are certain characteristics they share. Related: 5 Strategies To Deal With A Horrible Co-Worker. The obstructive worker was seen as being more likely to be a woman, according to 54% of the people surveyed , while 31% said she was a brunette.

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How To Cope With Difficult Personalities at Work

Career Trend

Well, if you’re like most of us, many of your co-workers fall somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. [.] attitude Company Culture Robert Poindexter Working With Difficult People coping at work dealing with a difficult workplace difficult colleagues workplace drama workplace politicsBy Robert P. Poindexter Do you work with fellow employees who make your skin crawl?

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9 Ways to Make the Wrong Impression on Your First Day

Career Realism

Your new co-workers probably aren’t ready to hear why you were let go from your previous job or that you conceived your 16-year-old son on a first date in high school. Workplace negativity is toxic and will send your new co-workers running. As the new face around the office, you’ll be invited by co-workers to lunch, coffee, happy hour, and other events outside of the office. Climbing the Ladder co-worker impression job judgemental new work wrong

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Most Important Human Skills in Today’s Workplace

Workology

In the workplace human skills can be just as important as work skills because you’re constantly interacting with people whom might even be of many different cultures. Here is a list of what I consider to the be the most important skills in today’s world as it relates to the workplace and life in general: Adaptability: This is probably the most important skill someone can have in and out of the workplace.

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How To Pitch Permanent Remote Work To Your Boss

Career Realism

However, as some workplaces reopen following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, some employees are wondering how they can continue working from home permanently. Employees around the world have gotten a taste of remote work and want more.

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A Get Over It Guide to Transgender in the Workplace

Workology

Male to Female Transgender in the Workplace. Also earlier this year (April 2011) the state of Hawaii signed a transgender workplace protection act into law. the times they are a changin’ In HR and the world of work, I’ve had my share of uncomfortable and unpredictable workplace conversations. Transgender Workplace. We discussed his comfort level with when and how he wished to inform his co-workers and if he felt comfortable sharing.

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A Get Over It Guide to Transgender in the Workplace

Workology

Male to Female Transgender in the Workplace. Also earlier this year (April 2011) the state of Hawaii signed a transgender workplace protection act into law. the times they are a changin’ In HR and the world of work, I’ve had my share of uncomfortable and unpredictable workplace conversations. Transgender Workplace. We discussed his comfort level with when and how he wished to inform his co-workers and if he felt comfortable sharing.

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4 Reasons The Best Working Environments Are Multi-Generational

Career Realism

There's a good chance you have a diverse set of co-workers at your job. Working with people who were raised in different generations than you can actually be really beneficial to your workplace productivity. After all, how can an elder worker claim you're discriminating against older workers if two of them are in upper-management, with others scattered throughout the company? You may work with people who are older or younger than you.

2019 63

3 Essential Office Etiquette Tips

Career Realism

Quite simply, proper office etiquette refers to an unwritten code employees should follow in order to be successful in the workplace. Office etiquette may include having good manners and being courteous of others, as well as using workplace technology in a suitable manner. If you're dressing like your manager or the people in the next hierarchical level of the company, you're probably appropriate for the workplace.

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