How to Handle with Difficult Colleagues

At some point in their career, most people will have to work with someone obstructive, difficult and generally unpleasant. So, how do you deal with the jerks at work? So what can you do? I can sum up your options like this: you can leave, you can bury your head or you can take a stand. It doesn’t sound like you want to leave, and nor should you have to. That leaves you with the last option: facing up to your colleague and addressing the issue.   Click through for more PAs career advice.   Here are 9 tips that I’ve found to ...

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Nov 8, 2013

14 Ways to Cultivate Good Karma in your Workplace – Life

The word ‘karma’ is derived from the Sanskrit Kri, meaning ‘to do’. However, in the yogic context karma means not only action, but also the result of an action. Karma is defined as the force generated by a person’s actions, habits, and behaviours. It is not based on something intangible or uncontrollable. Karma exists day to day and, for all of us who spend most of our days working. Creating good karma is not about being religious. One need not even be a Buddhist or belong to any religious faith to create good karma. What you do need is to develop ...

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13 Steps for Effective Problem Solving in the Workplace

    So, what is conflict, what causes it and how do we best deal with it? What is workplace conflict? Is a sharp disagreement or opposition of interests or ideas. When people work together, conflict is a part of ‘doing business’. Conflict usually leads to lowered morale, an increase in absenteeism and decreased productivity. It has been estimated that managers spend almost 25 percent of their time resolving workplace conflicts – resulting in a decrease in focus and thus lowered work performance.   What creates conflict in the workplace? Some of the primary causes are:   Poor Communication: different ...

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