You can choose who you work for, but you can’t always choose who you work with. There’s always that one person, or sometimes more than one, that just makes things difficult. Often, dealing with difficult people can be quite the conundrum. You don’t want to run to the boss and get THAT reputation.
But you shouldn’t have to put up with terminally difficult people every day either.
Dealing with Difficult People
This infographic from NetCredit teaches you several proven methods to diffuse a bad situation with that difficult colleague. We love their advice on setting ground rules on how you expect to be treated, staying calm during tense moments, and carefully choosing your battles. Our favorite, though, because it puts you in the position of leading by example: focusing on positive change.
It would be nice if every office was all sunshine and roses. But this is the real world. You may, on occasion, find yourself working with someone that regularly ruins your day. But now you have the means to confront the situation.
So, don’t let the hassle continue. After all, life’s too short for difficult people.