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Top 5 Difficult Co-Workers and How To Deal With Them

Top 5 Difficult Co-Workers and How To Deal With Them | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Does this sound like you?


Do you love your job but can't stand your co-workers? Do you dread seeing Fred because you know he is going to talk your ear off about his personal problems when you just want to work? How about Susan who gossips about everyone in the office, do you try to avoid her?


And what about Tom, Dick, and Harry who bully everyone in the office with their insults and childish behavior, do you hate running into them?


If you answered yes to any of the questions, then congratulations, you work in a normal messed up workplace! Unfortunately, it is going to be hard to escape these kind of co-workers unless you work at home, or you are very fortunate to work with like-minded people.


The Learning Factor's insight:

Do you have an annoying co-worker? How about one of these annoying co-worker's? Here is how to deal with them and stop dreading work.

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Michelle Tenzyk's curator insight, January 28, 2014 2:48 PM

I think what is most interesting about this is self-identifying!  And of course, for me it depends on what day of the week it is.  But seriously, over the many years of working I certainly have exhibited some of these characteristics.  Showing empathy, patience and tolerance do go a long way.

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Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse)

Wellbeing is Contagious (for Better or Worse) | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it
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Supervisors and direct reports appear to have a mutual influence on each other's wellbeing, and this influence increases with time. Direct reports of supervisors with thriving wellbeing were 15% more likely to be thriving six months later.


Individuals with thriving wellbeing in the study's first measurement period were 20% more likely to have thriving team members six months later. "This relationship is largely reciprocal," Agrawal says, "meaning that individuals are likely influenced by the shared culture of their team and that individuals also appear to be influencers of their team's collective wellbeing."

Research revealed the universal elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering. They represent five broad categories that are essential to most people:

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