We meet different people everyday including the workplace. People cone with different personalities and at tines you work with very difficult people. From difficult bosses, coworkers. Dealing with difficult coworkers to clients. When people at your workplace are difficult it xan make your work day difficult too. However there is need to deal with those situations. When you learn how to deal with people and situations you are able to improve your own work environment. Use the following tips to help you help you deal with difficult people at work.
1. Take note of “toxic” coworkers
Toxic coworkers come in many forms including gossips, blame shifters and even slackers. You need to identify them first so that you can be able to deal with them.
2. Refuse taking the guilt trip
Don’t allow co-workers and even management guilt trip into doing extra work or favours that aren’t part of your job description. Say ‘No’ and stand firm on your decisions. You are part of a team-not the whole team.
3. Be kind to them
Also known as ‘kill them with kindness’. Difficult coworkers will try to wind you up and make sure that you lose your cool. Instead frustrate them by being cool, calm and collected.
4. Keep Conversations Simple and Clear
Don’t talk about your personal life or what’s going on with you, just keep things really simple and to the point. Don’t gossip or engage in controversial conversations.
5. Improve your posture
Having good posture by standing up straight, keeping your head up and showing confidence. By asserting yourself through your posture you don’t allow people to take advantage of you.