01 Apr Workplace Drama
Workplace Drama – Part 1
Drama abounds in human relationships. Since we spend most of our time at work, more drama than is necessary gets displayed at work. Many have asked: “is there a way to stop all workplace drama?” I think not, however, we can reduce and sometimes prevent a lot of the drama that we encounter at work. In this article, I will discuss why drama happens in human relationships, how to respond when drama is unfolding and lastly, how to reduce or even prevent some of the unnecessary dramas we face at work.
Human relationships are complex, they allow us to connect with each other to add meaning and depth to our lives. We use these relationships to share ourselves and define how we relate to people around us. When we fail to define appropriate boundaries and roles in our relationships, they become confusing, cause misunderstandings and we sometimes face interpersonal conflicts. These conflicts can manifest covertly and blatantly, often ensuing all those around in some drama.
- Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: www.joyceodidison.com or phone 1 877 999-9591 www.interpersonalwellness.com