If you are feeling irritated, frustrated or angry at work do you say "I'm feeling irritated right now" or do you let the emotion affect your tone, body language and actions? By articulating the irritation, you and your colleagues may experience some relief.
Authenticity at work is promoted and valued today more than ever. Authenticity is also a big, rich word that is open to subjective interpretation of how it operates best in organisations. Being clear about what it means in your workplace can be helpful
Being conciliatory and giving your colleagues credit, time and attention is easier if you know that they will reciprocate and do the same for you. Being explicit about this give-and-take dynamic at work helps along with exemplary behaviour from all levels.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.