Stay Calm at Work

When something bad happens at work...
  • Don't worry or complain. Don't respond or react immediately.
    Take extra time to evaluate the issue, the problem or the situation before taking any action.
When other co-workers are having problems...
  • Don't become involved in their situation.
    If you must, try to see and solve their problems from an outsider's point of view.
If your subordinates are not happy with you,
  • Set up a formal meeting to hash out issues constructively, or
  • Invite each team member to have a one-on-one conversation with you.
  1. In any and every situation, find every means to do thing constructively and amiably.
  2. Life is too short for gossiping or taking your frustrations out on your co-workers and subordinates.


Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

These are very good tips to keep in mind.

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Duni said...

this is sound advice.
I was once in a situation where my boss (ex-boss) exploded and started screaming about something I can't even remember, because it was so minor. I stood up and left the room, telling him I'll be back to talk properly when he has calmed down.
I think he went beserk after that!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Great post. Good lesson to learn. :)

Justin Germino said...

This is good advice as a Technical Manager I often use these tips myself.