Archive for the ‘ Co-worker Problems ’ Category

3 Tips to Help You Express Your Frustrations At Work

Work isn’t always a happy place and if you are like most people, you probably get frustrated with your job every now and then.  At times, you may even feel like you have had enough and it is time to quit.  But you don’t.  What stops you from quitting? Is it that you realize jobs […]

Conflict Can Equal Progress In The Workplace

Conflict is bound to happen at work, but there are advantages to it.  Without conflict, nothing would change.  If you are dissatisfied with how a system works and someone else thinks it is okay, or if there were no conflict in opinion, there would not be a chance to improve the system and create a […]

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” […]