3 Tips for Dealing with Jerks at Work, According to a Stanford Professor - Deepstash

Bite‑sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

published 3 ideas

3 Tips for Dealing with Jerks at Work, According to a Stanford Professor

inc.com

The best way of avoiding workplace contagion by toxic workers is to minimize contact.

People are four times more likely to communicate regularly with individuals who are seated two meters away versus 20 meters away. So move your desk away from workplace jerks, as you'll be less likel...

1

STASHED IN:

109

Slow the rhythm of your exchanges with toxic workers as much as possible. By doing so, you'll deny the abuser the positive reinforcement and pleasure they crave when they abuse others.

Reduce the frequency of communications. Limit meetings such that they are only scheduled on an as-n...

1

STASHED IN:

88

Oftentimes, an early warning system is best developed with the succor of a toxic worker's secretary or executive assistant. 

Because these individuals are best suited to predict rash behavior and/or mood swings. If you're able to successfully enlist individuals in the know, they can ...

STASHED IN:

81

0 Comments

Discover and save more ideas by creating a

FREE

Deepstash account.

Develop a

reading habit

, save

time

and create an amazing

knowledge library

.

GET THE APP:

MORE LIKE THIS

Don't let toxic people and their mentality destroy your life and success. Stay away from them as much as possible. These tips will tell you how.

1 IDEA

4 Comments