There are several ways to ensure the security of your tenure in your work or office; but one sure way to make sure you can stay long in a certain company is to avoid drama in your workplace.
There are a lot of things that you can follow to avoid having complications amongst your officemates. Here are four ways for you to adhere to in order to have a peaceful working area.
Don’t Vent Inside Your Office
Always remember that your office is a place for you to remain professional. Although disagreements may ensue between you and a co-worker, you have to keep in mind that venting it to a friend inside your workplace is never a good idea.
You need to realize that your office is a very public place and therefore venting inside it could result into a bigger disagreement between you and the other person because they could easily hear your “private” conversation directly or from someone else.
If you really need to talk about your frustrations, then you can ask your friend for you two to head out during your lunch break to get it out of your chest.
Respect Your Co-Workers Equally
They say that “respect is earned and not freely given,” but you really should challenge this idea especially in your workplace.
You should not have biases when it comes to your co-workers and officemates; all of you are working for one company anyway. It would not be right for you to treat some of them with the highest of respect and consideration while you also look down at the others.
Giving equal amount of respect to everyone in your office will lead to a more peaceful working environment. Besides, respect would not cost you anything so you really shouldn’t have any problems when it comes to giving it freely.
Do Not Gossip Online
You may believe that the internet is a safe area for you to vent out all your problems when it comes to your work, officemates, and sometimes even your boss but you have to understand that it is a very public area for you to be voicing out all of your frustrations.
Human error can easily take place when it comes to posting a comment online. Think about what happens when you accidentally shared it publicly rather than in private, how are you going to explain this to the people involved on your post then?
Don’t Assume Ill Intent
It is very easy to create drama on your own by assuming that your officemates have ill or negative intentions for you. You can turn an innocent comment your teammate has about you into something malicious; but rather than doing this you have to remember that all of you are working towards one goal.
Try not to take anything they say personally and keep in mind that all of their comments and suggestions regarding your work are for your own good and for you to be better at what you do.
Lastly, remember that if you wanted to be treated as a professional and mature individual then you also need to act like one, especially when maintaining a peaceful working environment for everyone in the office.
About the author:
Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks. See: Reggae Shark