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Handling Annoying Coworkers


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Handling Annoying Coworkers

  1. 1. Handling Annoying Coworkers
  2. 2. • Most of us encounter unreasonable people in our lives. • We may be “stuck” with an annoying individual at work or at home. • It’s easy to let a challenging person affect us and ruin our day. Handling Annoying Coworkers Introduction
  3. 3. • Mr./Ms. Know-It-All – He knows everything and tells you exactly how right he is/was/will be at any topic. • The Cubicle Invader – The Cubicle Invader has one mission: to invade your personal space at all costs. • The Office Bully – He has some form of authority and uses it as a weapon. The Bully is the worst of all the characters you'll meet. Handling Annoying Coworkers Types of annoying coworkers
  4. 4. • The Gossip: – The Gossip knows everything about everyone and makes it their mission to share all that information. • The Loud Talker: – He shouts when using the phone or talking to people. • The Stud: – The Stud walks into a room moving in slow motion, like a rock or film star. Handling Annoying Coworkers Types of annoying coworkers
  5. 5. • The Best Friend: – This person will follow you to the copy machine, ask if you want to get coffee, email you pictures or funny articles without any common sense. • The Email Ranter: – He is mild-mannered and inoffensive in person, but once they get behind a keyboard, they become the most influential, powerful, humorous, and creative mind. • Mr./Ms. Do-You-Know-Who-I-Am? – He is famous because his parents did something cool or because his grandparents founded a company a half-century ago. Handling Annoying Coworkers Types of annoying coworkers
  6. 6. When you feel angry or upset with someone, before you say something you might later regret, take a deep breath and count slowly to ten. Handling Annoying Coworkers Strategy 01 – Keep your cool Benefit: maintain self-control. Avoid escalation of problem. How: We need to keep our composure; the less reactive we are, the better we can handle the situation.
  7. 7. As the saying goes: “you can’t fly like an eagle if you hang out with turkeys!” When dealing with annoying people, be diplomatic and keep a distance. Handling Annoying Coworkers Strategy 02 – Fly like an eagle Benefit: more peace of mind and we can reduce the risk of friction. How: Remember that your time is valuable, don’t waste it by trying to change or convince a person.
  8. 8. The point is to remind yourself that people do what they do because of their own issues and life problems. They have a problem not you! Handling Annoying Coworkers Strategy 03 – Shift from being reactive to proactive Benefit: Concentrate energy on problem-solving. How: When you feel offended by someone’s words, come up with multiple ways of viewing the situation before reacting.
  9. 9. When appropriately used, humor can shine light on the truth, disarm difficult behavior, and show that you have superior composure. Handling Annoying Coworkers Strategy 04 – Use appropriate humor Benefit: Humor is a powerful communication tool. How: Disarm unreasonable and difficult behavior with detachment.
  10. 10. Studies show that many bullies are victims of violence themselves, when confronting bullies, be sure to place yourself in a safe position. Handling Annoying Coworkers Strategy 05 – Face office bullies Benefit: reduce harmful behavior, increasing confidence and peace of mind. How: Bullies pick on those whom they perceive as weaker, so as long as you remain passive and compliant, you make yourself a target.
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