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How to Stop Annoying your Colleagues

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 06:12 PM

inspirational speaker for healthcare conferenceSome people continually do things that frustrate their colleagues and make them want to punch them in the head. The interesting part is- they don't even know it.  Many people don't realise the impact their behaviour has on other people (or they choose to block it out).

Behaviour is something you learn from childhood by observing parents and other tall people calling themselves adults. Most children have no idea what is right or wrong until someone tells them. By the time you are an adult, most people will avoid these uncomfortable conversations because they figure you should know better. To make it worse, most people rarely question their own  behaviour styles.

What we are left with are people with poor workplace etiquette and extremly annoying habits that assault others constantly.

I was an inspirational speaker for a healthcare safety conference were the other guest speaker talked briefly about workplace etiquette.

The audience seemed to come alive with the suggestion that their colleagues annoying behaviours are the cause of study and research. Some of the annoying behaviors that the inspirational speech covered( and I added 6 of my own):

  • Sarcasm. Read our blog, How to Deal with Sarcasm
  • Refusing to take responsibility and be accountable
  • Tardiness
  • Over-Critical
  • Silent and Brooding ( hmm sounds like my ex)
  • Manipulation or hidden agendas
  • Attention Seeking
  • Bullying
  • Domineering

Are you guilty of any of these behaviours?

The guest speaker for the healthcare safety conference suggested in her inspirational speech that we are responsible for our behaviors and accountable for the consequences. We should also address other people's ugly behaviors and hold them accountable for change.

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