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Do you have a workplace bully, or have a co-worker you think might be trying to drive you crazy but you need a healthy and rational way to determine whether you have measurable proof? I've had lots of students and recent alumni who have consulted me for advice about how to deal with a co-worker they believe may be setting them up to fail and I didn't have a practical resource for them until now.
With this template you can track your interactions with a boss or disruptive co-worker to make sure that you are acknowledging when they are making an effort to improve or whether most your interactions are negative. This will
1) help you to keep a record of your own responses (labeled "re:") so that you have a record of efforts made to be accountable. And
2) the usage data provides very quick and simple documentation if trends validate your concerns so you can voice them without being marginalized or portrayed as being paranoid or disruptive.
Just fill in the bubble in the appropriate time slot to indicate whether the interaction was positive, negative or neutral. Then indicate whether interaction was in person (IP), via phone (Tel) or via some other form of electronic communication (EC). And this should provide you a useful tool to keep yourself accountable for policy and ethical compliance when dealing with recurring challenges without hemorrhaging time needed to stay on task and provides a mechanism to directly address conflict in a way that's more healthy and constructive.