Jealousy occurs in the workplace, as often as it does in our personal lives. Jealousy is a normal emotion that when noticed can provide useful information to help us perform more effectively and creatively. Trying to suppress jealousy is wasted energy.
If you want to help someone at work learn a lesson after making a mistake, first help that person through their own shame process. Remember, no one enjoys making mistakes. Let the person know you think that mistakes are normal and that you make them too.
When giving feedback at work, keep it brief, clear and pay attention to your tone of voice. How you deliver your feedback impacts how it is received. If the other person understands what you are saying and feels safe, he or she is more likely to listen.
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.