Understanding Difficult Behaviour in the workplace

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Understanding difficult behaviour in the workplace

Although there is no miracle cure, there are ways to improve the behaviour of others. To fix such problems, it takes patience and time. It is possible to work together to avoid conflict-producing and unproductive behavior.

This toolkit examines some of the most disruptive and difficult employee behaviour types. It also identifies potential organisational risks if these behaviours are not addressed. Finally, it offers suggestions for managing employees who exhibit these behaviours constructively.

Types of problem employee behavior These are some examples of common problems:

1. Gossiping

It can have both benign and vicious connotations. However, gossiping is the act of revealing personal or sensational information about others. Some examples include gossiping about a coworker’s divorce or embellishing conversations that were not private.

2. Displaying general incivility/insolence

It includes using rude, demeaning speech and behaviours, as well as physical intimidation. This can include making infuriating and demeaning remarks, using hostile tones, berating colleagues and staff in front of others, shouting, throwing objects, or slamming the doors when you are angry. These behaviours can be directed at any employee who is upset or agitated.

3. Bullying

Bullying can be characterised by uncivil behaviour, but bullies may use other less obvious means to harm employees such as social isolation and condescending or contemptuous communication, manipulation, and discredit. Bullying can be directed at specific people and is often characterised by abusive and infuriating behaviour, unfair actions, or persistent bullying. It leaves the victim feeling threatened, humiliated, humiliated, or vulnerable. Bullying involves having power over another person, often a direct reporting source. However, it can also be directed at anyone who appears weaker to the bully.

The skills required to understand difficult behaviour in the workplace

1. Do what you feel is right

You must do what is right for your coworkers. It is unlikely that something you don’t believe in, or feel right about, will work.

2. Don’t give up

You must keep doing what you have decided to do. Solutions require time and effort. Ask for support from your partner or a friend. It is good to have someone to talk with about your situation.

3. Be consistent

Consistency is essential for everyone. It’s confusing for coworkers if you react in different ways to the behaviour of your coworkers. It is also important to treat everyone in your circle of friends the same when dealing with their behaviour.

4. Don’t overreact

This can be very frustrating. Anger and frustration can build up when your coworkers do the same annoying thing over and over. Sometimes it’s hard not to express your frustration but try to remain calm. You can move on to things that you both like or are happy about as soon as you can. Talking to co-workers can help you cope with frustration.

5. Positively think about the positive things

It’s easy to overlook the good things your coworker does when they behave badly. Let them know when you are happy about something they have done. When you are pleased, give them your attention or smile.

Last Thoughts

Overview Effective teamwork and basic principles of civility and respect for one another are key to employee morale, productivity, and customer service. However, this is not always true when employees exhibit inappropriate or disruptive behaviour. Unconformity with professional and collegial expectations can have serious consequences for the organisation and its employees. It can also increase the potential liability of an organisation.

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