How To Avoid And Deal With Jealousy Between Coworkers
Jealousy is a negative emotion and therefore, coping with envious coworkers is essential to focus on your professional goals
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An increment, a promotion, an appreciation from the boss, or any professional achievement proving that you are more efficient than your coworkers may make them jealous. Office peers who achieve less at work could feel envious. Their attitude and conduct change. Sarcasm, cold-shouldering, and hostile behaviour may bog you down. Jealousy is a negative emotion and therefore, coping with envious coworkers is essential to focus on your professional goals. Here is how:
Advice instead of Lashing Out
It is not easy to work in a resentful environment despite performing well. Lashing out may seem the easiest option. Nope, avoid reacting to jealous team members. Offer a lending hand instead to people who seem the most indignant and explain what it took to get the promotion or increment. Offer suggestions on how they can prove their mettle at the workplace too.
Avoid being Arrogant
Rewards and recognition come with hard work and commitment. It is fine to feel proud of your achievements, but that does not mean you sing your own praises. It will make your peers feel that you are arrogant. Bragging could make your colleagues even more envious. Do not boast about your achievements on social networking sites either. Be simple, modest, and factual to thwart criticisms of covetous employees.
Build a Strong Alliance
Deal with jealous coworkers by building strategic friendships at the right level. These people will help you when things get worse and open doors so that you get the required project support from your teammates.
Meet Business Leader’s Expectations
Not all will feel happy when you climb the corporate ladder. Therefore, focus on your goals. You were rewarded because decision makers recompense those who help the company grow and expand. So stop worrying about envious team members and keep performing.
Every organization has some underperformers and envious workers. Shrug the office politics off. Deal with it tactfully and get going.