In this update, the Moden News team will be showing you the Top 6 Bad People You Will Meet At Your Place Of Work.
The workplace can be very intriguing, interesting, fun, and dangerous at the same time due to the different kinds of people you will find there. To some people, meeting these kinds of human beings can be very surprising as well as devastating. The workplace isn’t just a place where products or services or both are taken to the public but a place where knowledge can be learned and experience gathered.
Some years ago while still at the university, I visited an aunt of mine who happens to work in my school and after presenting the normal food to me, she presented something else to me, gist. She told me of a colleague of hers who went into her own office, sat on her own chair, and instantly became paralyzed.
I couldn’t doubt her story because that wasn’t the first time of heard a story like hers. These kinds of events are always perpetrated by dangerous colleagues.
Since today’s article isn’t about workplace wars, I’d rather talk about the different kinds of people you will find in a typical workplace while we postpone the teaching on workplace wars till next time.
The I Have Been Here Before You
This set of people will always remind you that they joined the organization before you. This set of people can be very dangerous if not properly managed.
The I Am The Boss Here
This set of people are superiors who won’t waste time letting you know who they are. You aren’t dragging position with them but due to their insecurity, they’d always think you are after their job.
This set of colleagues would pretend to be good to you. They may even take your sides during an argument. They can go as far as shunning other colleagues for you to think they’re the nice guys.
They may even visit you at home or invite you to spend the weekend at their place not because they are good but because they just want to know your deepest fear and secrets. Quarrel with this set of people at your own risk and watch them open up to everyone about everything you have told them.
The ‘Eye Service’ People
This set of people carry the company’s issues on their heads even if they are not experienced or skilled or talented to handle them. ‘eye service’ is not bad itself but becomes a problem when you use your service to threaten the job of your colleagues.
The ITKs are the set of people who always think they know everything. They are the ‘I to know’. This set of people doesn’t take correction and when you try to correct them they lose it.
In order to let them take words from you, you need to tell them about your previous achievement so that they will know that you are not a novice.
The Friends of The Boss
You will always find this dangerous set of people in a typical workplace. These people don’t work in your organization but are good friends of your boss who are either Unemployed or live close to your organization.
This set of people will always prognoses into the affairs of a company without an invitation. These people can either be males or females. Some males who fall into this category sometimes use this influence to sleep with female staff in the organization and when their advances are turned down they become dangerous.
This set of people is everywhere but with proper knowledge of who they are and how they operate, one can put them in check.
My online class for the month of February was held on Saturday and it was superb. This month’s own is going to be on UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE POLITICS AND USING IT FOR YOUR ADVANCEMENT.
SUCCEED YOU MUST.
Why is it important to deal professionally with negative coworkers?
There are some employees in workplaces who may spread negative attitudes and opinions throughout the office. You need to be able to manage this negativity and remain motivated and positive to do your job. Positive interactions with coworkers can make the office feel more productive and positive.
Your professionalism can be used to help your negative coworker find resources that will help them solve their problems. You and your coworker will feel happier if you do this. You can also demonstrate your leadership skills and ability to resolve conflict by dealing with negative coworkers appropriately. Your manager might be impressed by how maturely and professionally you deal with negativity.
Finally, simply check our “Career Tips” category for more.
By Johnspeak Uwangue (HR Consultant, Talent Manager, and Coach)