Archive for the ‘ Co-worker Problems ’ Category

Coworker Misunderstandings

Occasionally having a misunderstanding with your coworker can happen with only one of you realizing that something went wrong.  Our time is so demanding and we rush around having multiple things on our minds. Something is said as one person passes by another, never intending for it to be taken seriously, but who knows where […]

Working With A Miserable Person

I am sure that I am not alone when it comes to having encountered someone who truly seems to fit the saying “misery loves company.” It is difficult enough if we have to handle customers or vendors with this type of syndrome, but what if it is a coworker or worse yet your boss? Why […]

Dangers Of Being A Perfectionist At Work

I am working with a client who is having difficulties getting his work done as a manager.  As we began to dissect why, it became clear that he was doing tasks that could be delegated to other staff members. As we discussed this further, he would say things like, “It is just easier to do […]

Communication Miracles At Work

  Communication with others, whether it is at work or home, takes effort.  Often times what happens when trying to communicate with others is that generally we will believe that our reality is the only one that counts.  We think that everyone thinks like we do and agrees with what we think. At work clear […]

Is There Someone You Can Help?

We can be at work, and then we can really be at work.  Are you there to just get what you need to get done?  Or is there also someone who could use your help? Investing in others and giving of ourselves is so rewarding. Life is to be lived and if you think that […]

Are You Just Behind Or Could It Be Procrastination

Are you constantly behind on your work or projects?  Do you have a messy desk with several little stacks on it?  Is there never enough time to finish all you have to get done?  If the answer is yes, you could be suffering from procrastination. I am sure you remember that old saying “don’t put […]

Will Employee Conflict Ever End?

Yikes! is that Beverly and Angie at it again?  You can always tell because the desk drawers close a little harder, the phone is hung up a more abruptly and there is that bad smell of tension in the air. What happened this time?  You are wondering what you can do to help resolve it […]

It’s Their Fault….The Blame Game

“Don’t find fault, find remedy.” ~ Henry Ford Have you ever worked with a blamer?  Or maybe you live with one.  This type of personality is very difficult to deal with, because they truly believe that someone else is always to blame. I recently had the “opportunity” to work with a blamer.  I say “opportunity” […]

Self-Evaluation Tip

Working with teams can be challenging.  It can really be difficult when one team player tends to be the glory-hog of the team.  Finding the right people that can work efficiently, effectively and produce the results needed takes effort on all team members part.  Self-evaluation is required periodically to make sure that you are in […]

Handling Bad Moods At Work

You just found out the hard way that your boss or co-worker is not in a good mood today.  You really thought that your question was a very simple one, but their sharp response took you by surprise.  You did not deserve to be treated that way and are pretty stunned.  What should you do? […]