He Said, She Said
What Do A ‘Group of Women’ Plus A ‘40 Hour Work Week’ Equal?? Workplace Gossip!!
I will be the first to admit, as much as I can’t stand drama in the workplace, I am just as guilty as the next girl. Which makes me wonder. Is there such thing as a drama-free workplace? Will there always be ‘that’ girl who manages to always push your buttons or start a conflict out of nothing? What is it about professional women working together that seems to bring on gossip as though the office is the high school cafeteria? How can we eliminate workplace gossip?
The New Girl
When a situation arises that involves welcoming a new employee, there tends to be a response that is either positive or negative. A negative response is commonly heard from the women who feel threatened by the new addition to the team. Often times this threat is unwarranted, however any negative response most times ends coming back three-fold.
A positive response would be the professional route to take. Learning the new girls skills and how she can benefit the team as a whole would be the most beneficial action.
There is nothing worse than when someone has a personal vendetta against you. The result can often lead to low self-esteem and eventually poor job performance. That is… only if you let it. If you find yourself in this situation I have a few words of advice for you:
Stay Strong and Keep Doing Your Job The Best You Can
Most of the time those who try to sabotage you are doing so because they feel threatened by you, therefore you must be doing something right! Keep up the hard work and when it comes to dealing with this individual… kill-‘em with kindness. Go above and beyond the call of duty so that everyone else who matters will never see you are above the negativity.