Ask Away...: Staying Drama-Free In The Workplace

Monday, March 23, 2015

Staying Drama-Free In The Workplace


When it comes to your job there's always going to be drama around you, especially if you work in an actual office.   So while it's easy to not be the cause of drama in most cases, it's also important to find a way to not let the surrounding drama affect you. 


Here are a few tips to do just that. 

Mind Your Own | I always say just keep your head down and do your thing.  If there's drama, don't get involved.  If someone is telling you about something, play dumb like you didn't already know about it.   You never want to be the source of gossip in an office because it will always come back to bite you in the ass. 

Be the Bigger Person | I have a boss that I used to work for and she likes to say nasty things about me to my coworkers.  I know it's because she's jealous of me because I could literally run circles around her, but I also have to handle it in a mature way.   Sometimes you have to be the bigger person and just not play her game.  Don't try to start rumors about HER for revenge, and don't try to kiss her ass.  In fact, it's totally acceptable to just act as if she doesn't exist even in passing, unless it's in a meeting and you have to hold a door open for her, etc. 


Be Everyone's Friend | Just because a friend in the office doesn't like someone, doesn't mean you should automatically be against them.   Be friendly and cordial to everyone.   It will always pay off because everyone will have something good to say about your friendly ways. 


Be Your Own Person | Sometimes little cliques form in an office and they can make other people feel left out or cause them to assume you are similar to the people in that clique.  Don't align yourself with any clique.   Chat with EVERYONE when in large meetings, and say hi to everyone.   Also, don't stand in a group and gossip or whisper.  It always gets noticed, trust me! 

Do you have any tips for staying drama-free in a workplace? 




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