Have you ever woke up in a good mood only to have a phone call ruin your day? Have you ever arrived to work with a positive mindset only to have the office climate depress your spirit?
You work too hard on establishing and maintaining your mental, emotional, and physical health to allow someone or something to diminish it. This is why you must be determined to "protect your space". The people we come into contact with, the places that we go, and the actions and habits that we take all have the potential to affect us positively or negatively. Here are some questions to think about to help identify the positive and negative influences in your life that may affect your space:
Let’s be honest. Conflict in the workplace and in business happens. Sometimes, personalities clash, stress causes some to speak or act out of frustration, or opinions and feelings dominate. When conflict happens, how we handle it can determine if bridges will be burned or if working relationships can be preserved. Here are a few tips for handling conflict in the workplace.