While news of someone in your office getting a divorce might not generate as much attention as yesterday’s announcement that Bruce and Kris Jenner are separating, such an event is bound to impact the workplace.
Many workers undoubtedly enjoy celebrating Boss’s Day because of the opportunity it provides to show appreciation for someone who has been an influential part of their lives. Not everyone, however, has a positive relationship with his or her supervisor. Shy of staying home next Wednesday, what can employees in this situation do on the occasion?
It’s a reality of the professional world: it’s not just what happens at the office that affects your workplace relationships—and in turn your career success. It may be unfair, but your career doesn’t just involve what happens at the office between 9 and 5.It’s vital that you establish and maintain good relationships with your co-workers and supervisors.
Sure, we’d all like to work in a shiny, happy office where everyone always gets along. Unfortunately, most people during the course of their career encounter a colleague or two (or more) that they really don’t like. Perhaps the co-worker always tries to one-up others or tells questionable jokes. Maybe he kisses up to the boss or constantly whines about his workload. Whatever the reason, you need to make the best of the situation. While you don’t have to like everyone, you do need to be able to work with anyone – even those who make you want to scream.