So yesterday I wrote about employers, and how many of them are failing their employees. Today, I’m reversing the view, and I’m going to discuss how employees can do better.
In this case, I don’t care what size or type of company you work for. I’ve seen drama everywhere! And the first mistake of most lower level employees is that everything is always management’s fault. Even in the worst companies I have worked for, I have to acknowledge that there were days when I had problems, and that is not the company’s fault.
All that being said, let’s get to the funhouse, shall we? As I said, there is no such thing as a workplace without drama. Most people don’t (or won’t) realize just how toxic an environment for others. Other people, relish it, and will consciously create it, defending their right to do so, while complaining about other people.
But all of this does not have to be a bad situation. Opportunities exist within these moments for us to challenge ourselves, to overcome our reactions and stop our own drama. Sometimes, if the opportunity presents itself, we may be able to help the other person realize something about themselves, and perhaps help them heal from emotional trauma. If nothing else, we can always pray, send them good thoughts and energy.
Workplace drama doesn’t really have to be. But it will not end, until each of us faces our own creations in our job situations, and actively chooses to end our participation. When we learn to work together as a team, from the top down, and from the bottom up, when no one is above another, then we can finally stop the trauma of the workplace dramarama.