What’s the best way to handle someone who is making you downright miserable at work, always competing with you, raising your stress level, being combative—or worse? Should you get your manager involved or try to resolve the issue yourself? What if it IS your manager?
Our Twitter #careerchat got the answers for how to handle workplace rivalry. One thing’s for sure: Don’t let anything, least of all your own reactions, sabotage your job. As @WomensAlly says, “Own your own career!”
This way to the chat recap
Ah, the workplace. A cohesive, collaborative environment—and a breeding ground for conflict. If you’re going to work with other people, you might as well realize up front that disagreements are bound to happen. The trick is how you handle them.
Our Twitter #careerchat wanted to know: Is workplace conflict all about winning, or is it about agreeing to a resolution? Can there be a true win-win solution? How do you know when to respond and what to say, or when you should just walk away?
Key takeaways from the chat