Friday, July 29, 2022

Don't Be Negative and Set Boundaries

Limit Your Negative Interactions

Limit your negative interactions when possible and avoid office gossip. It’s understandable to want to vent frustrations, but, if possible, you should find a way to turn this into a positive interaction. If there are people in your workplace who are consistently negative and with whom you have to interact, keep your interactions with them professional and pleasant but brief.

Set Boundaries

A lack of boundaries can be a major contributor to unhappiness in the workplace. When we do not set boundaries, we may find that our time is not our own, our plan for our day gets derailed, or we spend too much time dealing with other people’s problems. We may also take on too much, which can lead to resentments and conflicts. Learning to set good boundaries around your work and your time is a key skill to fostering happiness in the workplace. Strong boundaries can also help alleviate conflicts and other problems which can undermine everyone’s happiness!

Until next time ...


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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