You know the type, the “me, me, me” gal at the office who takes your good ideas and makes them her own. Then there is the “whaa, whaa, whaa,” whiner guy who always blames you for not helping him. Or maybe it’s the “ha, ha , ha” boss who makes you the butt of his jokes and you feel like crap in front of others.
Everyday millions of people go to work only to be emotionally bashed and battered by co-workers. Everyday millions come home to reach for an antacid, a beer, yell at the kids, ignore their partners, or shove the dog away.
Statistics show that stress at work is a leading reason for chronic illness and that just about everyone can point to that certain person(s), the jerks at work as the cause.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
In many more healthy work settings bosses and co-workers are saying “NO” to office politics and the “gotcha game”. They are taking the time and putting in the effort to learn new, effective communication skills based on how we view the world, hear each other, and feel about what really matters.
There are work places where, believe it or not, individuals help each other, acknowledge each other and appreciate each other.
How do I know this? Because I have watched the changes happen. For the past 20 plus years, I have participated in helping to make work cultures become pattern aware. I have seen the Drama Queens and Kings; the Victims, the Procrastinators and the Avoiders begin to change. I have seen work environments become more fun and less frenzied.
With some skill training there can be important recognition that at some point each of us, in fact, every one of us one day or another, plays the role of “jerk at work”.
We can stop the finger pointing and start the transformation. Rather than hissing at each other we can truly help each other. Imagine the possibilities if we all got along!
To learn more about the “jerk at work”, join me in a complimentary webinar on “How to Help the Jerk at Work”, on January 27th at 1:00 PM (EST)—if you sign up and cannot attend, you’ll receive the recording of the webinar. Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8698206049503733760