Career Advice

How to Avoid Drama at Work

Drama is something that plagues many workplaces. Workers have to deal with favoritism, cliques, gossip, backstabbing, and sometimes an overall negative vibe. It can be difficult to stay there if you work in such an environment. However, there are some ways that you can work around the negativity and still thrive. Here are some tips.

Stay Above the Drama

To succeed at your job in the midst of the drama, you're going to have to keep your head above what's going on. What that means is that you might have to create a protective forcefield around yourself. Come to work with an arsenal of positive thoughts and think them while the drama is occurring. You'll be able to do this well once you practice it for a while.

Walk Away From Invites

There will be people at your job who will invite you to participate in negativity. They may walk over to you and start talking bad about another person. They may insult you or do something else. One of the best ways to avoid getting involved is to find a reason to excuse yourself. Pretend that you have a pressing matter that requires you to walk away from the conversation immediately. Give nothing but a neutral answer if someone asks you for your opinion on a person or a matter, and you feel like it's a trap.

Focus on Your Job and Go Home

Finally, focus on your job while you're there to do it. That should be easy for you to do if you enjoy the work. Think about finishing your next project. When you're done with that one, focus on the next one. It'll be time to go before you know it.

Those are some tips that can help you navigate your job if you work in a negative environment. You don't have to fall into negativity just because it's around you. You can still be positive, and you can bring your positivity with you to work. 

Job Find Local December 9, 2020