Bossy co-worker – in a workplace; we meet types of co-workers and no matter what we have to deal with ’em.
Some might be the one you can have fun with; the one who always gossips about other workers and amongst few others; there is a type of co-worker usually known as a bossy co-worker.
I personally feel they deal with two jobs at a time. One where they deal with their own professional work & the other where they purposely try to interfere in other colleagues work.
To be honest; they are really annoying & an absolute example who make others work-life hell.
But you know what; enough is enough & here are some tricks to deal with ‘em if they boss around next time.
- Listen & let it go calmly
At times, if the bossy co-worker is giving you an advice even though it is not needed then just listen to it, give a smile and let it go.
Sometimes it is good to be calm instead of creating an unnecessary scene.
- Act but don’t react
Sometimes even when you see that person walking towards you it is like losing the mind. But, don’t react and just stay calm by showing that your choice and decision is what you feel is the best as compared to the needless advice that you are getting.
- Make it clear
If you see the bossy colleague always interrupting you by telling do this and not that; then just make it clear by saying “Thanks, but I don’t need any extra input”.
- Avoid arguments
Arguments are bound to take place for sure but it is best to avoid them with a bossy colleague. It’s all because getting into an argument will worsen the situation a lot more than you actually think.
If the bossy colleague is forcing you to take any work; simply deny it by giving a genuine reason even though they try to fight with you.
- Speak up if it is needed
Everything has a limit & if you see your bossy co-worker crossing one than speak up for yourself at that moment itself.
In short; don’t give them a chance to bully you at any cost.
- Talk to the manager
They are just a co-worker like you so don’t listen to the negativity they try to say. Sometimes it might become difficult to handle & thus it is a right time to talk to the manager about it.
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