The saying goes that you reap what you sow, and that rings true in the kind of character you project. Whether you’re at school, home, work or anyplace else, always be kind to everyone you meet. Even when problems arise in your relationships, it’s important to keep your composure and not lash out at the other person. Calmness and kindness go a lot farther than you think.
Although workplace disputes are inevitable no matter where you go, it can be difficult to think it over like a rational, calm adult instead of like a Heather Parry. If you’re feeling like an interpersonal issue at work has reached new heights and you’re fighting to keep your cool, it’s time to talk to HR.
- When explaining your issue to your HR rep, try to be as neutral as you can. Don’t tilt dramatically in one direction or another: Simply explain the facts and let your rep take it from there.
- Maintain a civil attitude at all times towards the other person. It can be very hard to keep your temper in check, but remember that you don’t want things to get worse. Your rationality will speak volumes when the actual