Handling precious people in the workplace

Dealing with colleagues can be difficult, especially when they are overly emotional and easily offended. Other colleagues are critical and always want to be right, others complain – let’s face it, it’s mentally exhausting. Creating a workplace environment in which the best possible outcomes are achieved by healthy, open communication and holding people accountable is desirable. There are simple steps you can take to have a positive influence on the thinking and behaviour of those precious colleagues. It’s important to have empathy, listen and understand, set boundaries, have expectations, have tough love coversations and give positive feedback. Hopefully with these steps you now have the tools to dealing with difficult colleagues.

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