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Workplace Drama

Workplace Drama

When workplace drama affects you, it can become an insidious cloud that permeates your day-to-day.

Be mindful and ask yourself, "What is actually going on here?" Focus on the facts and avoid what you think happened. Know that you can't control how you feel, only how you react.

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Tell the story of what you think happened, doing your best to reveal the humanity and emotions of every individual that took part.

Make a list of all of the awkward, uncomfortable realities that haven't been discussed out in the open.

When starting a difficult conversation, lead with what you could have done better in the situation and consider sharing your personal emotions and challenges in a tactful, authentic way. 

Go through all the players and imagine each person individually disappearing from the organization. Does the problem go away? If it does, then this person is the key. 

You know your allies, as you've likely been venting to them. But they are red herrings that may be making things worse.

Empathy diffuses drama. Seek to understand their emotions and what they're trying to accomplish. 

... from most difficult to the least. If a conversation feels like it will be difficult, it means it's the most important one to stop avoiding.

Be honest with yourself: Are you contributing to the situation negatively or doing anything to help?

The best way to prevent drama and politics from even occurring is to share quickly and tactfully when small issues come up.

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Most of us working professionals have experienced or seen in our offices. We all have that one colleague or boss who has made it really tough for us to survive in our workplaces. And the most frustrating fact about it is that you can’t escape it — it’s everywhere!

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