Stress can be spread to other people, just like an infection. If you find that your colleagues are always spreading their stress to you, you might be able to prevent it next time by opening your conversation with a positive comment.
How to Support a Distressed Coworker While Respecting Their Privacy
When you spend over 40 hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences at office, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favorite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. But when a coworker is going through a personal crisis, how do you show support while respecting their privacy?
Looking busy has a bad rap. Sometimes you have to look busy so you can actually work on the things that matter. Here’s how to trick others into believing you’ve got a full plate so you’ll get the breathing room to actually get things done.
How to Read Your Coworker's Personalities for Better Collaboration
Personality is a major factor to the workplace—understanding not just how your own personality affects the way you act and the decisions you make, but how the personalities of the people you interact with inform their behavior and your relationship to them. But some of us are better at reading and reacting to personality than others.