Working with Colleagues you don’t like or get along can make your office life miserable. It can give you serious mental health problems and can also affect your work.
Here are 5 ways for you to deal with a toxic colleague.
One Arm Distance
As kids we often here our teachers to keep a distance from people who we don’t like. And, it is practically not possible for anyone to keep everyone happy.
Making people like you and stepping forward to develop a bond may backfire and develop a more toxic relationship. So it’s better to maintain a cordial and professional relationship. Make minimum contact and keep a distance.
Disarm But With Respect
Continues pointing on your flaws can be unpleasant and result in unbalanced power. When your colleague starts to tilt towards bullying it’s best to point out respectfully.
In order to manage its best to get defensive and aggressive but also keep in mind not to point their flaws. One can switch the spotlight and ask constructive quest. And, let them know that you expect them to treat you well.
Detect the hidden motive
Its seen that people often put you in a bad light when you are doing well. Reassure them to boost their self-confidence and find out what he is trying to gain.
Finding a motive makes it easier for you to manage the situation.
Face to Face Conversation
You are doubtful of and unaware of the consequence of their behavior. Having a direct conversation may help develop transparency and break the ice. Confront them with your problems.
Don’t shy away to seek help
When things are getting out of hands and none of your efforts are working it’s better to seek help. Don’t shy away in going to a mental help professional. This in no ways means that you are sick but simply helps you get over with all the issues and makes your life simple.
Keeping things within can lead to Lack of motivation and energy, low productivity, anxiety, and depression.
Using these 5 methods to tackle your toxic colleague can make your life happy and stress-free with good work productivity.