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I have watched all of eighty-four of the episodes of Suits. If you have not seen the series on USA Network, the show is great one to watch to see workplace anger in action.
I know it is a show. It would not be so captivating if there were not so much anger. But, the show is a show, and real life is much different.
What is the Basis for Workplace Anger?
It could be the culture of the organization. Possibly it is a company where to boss thinks anger is required to show leadership, rather than following.
I can also remember a situation with one of my first jobs in a paper mill. The machine making the paper broke down. The supervisor grabbed me by the shoulders and threw me around. It was not only anger, but it was also violent, and the situation could have been life-threatening.
I was a young pup, but could not stand there and take it. The next morning it was off to Human Resources, to let them deal with it.
No Matter How Hard You Try
No matter how hard you try, at some point in your work life, you are going to become angry. It is not the anger so much, but how you deal with it. As well, if you are a boss, how you deal with workplace anger can make or break your company.
Manage Your Workplace Anger
- First, don’t let anger get the better of you. If you are the one with the anger, remember, what comes out of your mouth or off your desk in the way of a memo, can never be taken back.
Second, be a great listener. Anger is a normal human emotion but needs to be expressed in an appropriate manner. There is a right time for everything, and learning to manage anger can lead you in the right direction.
Third, take a step back to search for the root causes. There could be something else that is bothering an employee, or for that matter, you as the boss. Anger is usually a reaction to something. Unless you understand the “something,” you can do very little to stop the cause.
Fourth, Chuck Swindoll, a Christian Pastor said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day” (Brainy Quote, and that includes how we control our words and actions.
- Fifth, don’t let people “push your buttons.” In the whole scheme of things, what people say or do that is negative, is their problem.
Sixth, learn to walk away. Engage your mind before your mouth. Take a walk to cool down or a ½ day before you send out the note with what you would like to say.
Seventh, call on Don Swift and Associates, a leading Human Resources consultant in Wichita Falls, Texas. Don Swift has years of HR expertise and can help you out of any negative HR angry situation.
Call Don Swift Today
Anger in the workplace elicits all types of emotions and consequences. All of them can be detrimental to you and your company. And don’t expound the problem by losing good employees.
Good workers are not a dime a dozen. And when it gets to this stage, you need Don Swift and Associates to help you. Call on Don Swift at 940-228-0550 to assist you with workplace anger or any other HR situations that may not be working right.
Don Swift is ready to help you and with his years’ of experience, it is the right thing to do for you and your company. Call Don today at 940-228-0550, or make contact through his Website.
Keep your anger in check with the help of Don Swift and Associates, a premier HR consultant in Wichita Falls, Texas.
(Paraphrased from Cheri Swales in Monster Contributing Writer)
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