To Succeed at Work, We Must Avoid Drama
Drama is very common in our places of work. It may appear like drama is an important element of our places of work. Hostility in the working environments is very evident. More often than not, groups are pitted against each other.The office cannot get any worse than this; it is tortuously unbearable. Things do not have to be this bad. We can successfully improve our offices by following some simple steps.
Tolerating drama at work is costly. We need to embrace professionalism.Professionalism should be demanded of the employees. There is no reason to tolerate drama. It is important to address issues that arise. There is so much pretense in our offices. We pretend that all is well. This tactic will only brood the problem, and it will surely hatch.
It is normal for human beings to have coping mechanisms that help us in our day to day activities and encounters. At times, some form of venting is inevitable.We need to be careful when venting.Since venting is sometimes unavoidable; it should not be done in the office. Save your venting for after work hours, away from other employees. Keep fellow employees out of your venting.
To avoid drama at work, we need to avoid passive-aggressive behavior.The best way to do this is by regularly assessing our own behavior. A secret dislike of a co-worker will only need time to come out as a passive-aggressive behavior. What has not been said in words can be grasped through non-verbal cues.This should not be condoned at work.
It is also important to consider how you would feel if someone did to you the exact thing that you do to others.Remember that others have feelings just like you. Don’t just say anything that comes to your mind. This is a thing that can effectively save a person’s entire career.
It is true that we more often than not always find ourselves in the wrong since we are not perfect. It is unheard of that anyone has at any one time been entirely accurate. The best way for us to acknowledged our wrong doing is through understanding this simple but very essential fact. It is a task that is not easy, however, it is a very important task that we cannot function well in our places of work without it. Thankfully though, an apology can go a very long to mitigate drama in the places of work.
Drama cannot be permanently avoided.However, exposure to drama can be minimized. It is better to apologize than to maintain a hard line position. Employees are a team but not individuals.Avoid drama, remain professional.