Unhealthy Workplace Relationships
Having healthy relationships with coworkers and managers is very important. When things aren’t going well with them at work it will carry over into other areas of your life. One characteristic of an unhealthy relationship with a coworker would be them always complaining and telling you all of their problems. This not only is unpleasant to listen to but will drag you down and stress you out unnecessarily. It’s important not to dwell on your own personal problems and struggles in the workplace; not only is it unprofessional but annoying to those around you.
Another unhealthy characteristic would be a manager who is never pleased or happy with what you do. Having high expectations for employees isn’t a bad thing, but when they aren’t possible to achieve it is unrealistic. This problem causes a lot of stress and puts a lot of pressure on the employees. If they feel like they can’t ever measure up they will lose their drive and become lethargic and unproductive. Lastly, another unhealthy workplace relationship would be when a coworker or boss thinks they are better than you and are always trying to …show more content…
The book also states that being open with fellow coworkers is important in communicating with them and building relationships (DuBrin, 2014, p. 259). It also said that being too open and sharing personal information can make those around you uncomfortable so there needs to be a healthy balance. Expressing interest in the personal lives of coworkers is also encouraged in the book (DuBrin, 2014, p. 264). By finding common interests and goals with those you work with, you will be able to understand them better and connect with them. Another way that book agrees with the article is on taking breaks while at work (DuBrin, 2014, p. 490). Our bodies aren’t made to sit in one place working all day. We need to get up and move around every now and then in order to keep