Work Relations – Be Positive!

noun_614952_51A7F9TRY THIS: Be friendly, understanding, and hard-working.
Co-workers getting on your case? Boss giving you a hard time? You may not completely get along with everyone you work for or with, but being nice regardless of how you are treated can improve the work culture as a whole. Set an example that others can follow!

noun_professorRESEARCH SAYS: Positive work relations with peers and bosses may increase job satisfaction. To be even more specific, co-worker support is more strongly related to job satisfaction than support from bosses (Taylor & Westover, 2011).


WHEN IT HAPPENS: new job, new boss, new project, new team, unwanted change, reorganization, set back, relocation, big presentation, meeting with boss, performance review, meeting with senior management, working as a team, daily interactions, layoffs

noun_1007313COMMON REACTIONS: self-doubt, uncertainty, anxiety, loss of confidence, loss of motivation, lack of effort, lack of engagement, anger, rumination, sleeplessness, irritability, sadness, lack of support

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