The rigors of being a working woman in the corporate world today are quite demanding. Though gender discrimination is negligible, there may be instances where women have to face impropriety at the work place. Being burdened with a superior or a colleague who is bullying, abusive or sexually suggestive can make work life extremely stressful.
As a corporate setup is driven by a motivation to excel, there would be a concealed form of competitiveness among employees of an organization. Potential sociopaths could be looking for an opportunity to make use of co-workers as mere instruments to attain professional dominance and belittle them if they feel threatened by their skills. If you are pitted against a boss or a colleague like this, life can get difficult. This may keep continuing till he changes jobs, or worse still, makes you quit. It’s always worth trying to figure out how to deal effectively with people around you, even if they turn out to be incompetent, abusive or deceptive.
Deal with corporate pressure with ease…
Most times, sociopaths would have difficulty in maintaining long lasting personal relationships. This could translate to their behavior at the workplace too. Sometimes if you are in the midst of a constant barrage from a superior, who targets you at work for his personal motives, it becomes hard to contemplate on what had gone wrong. Instead of losing patience, it would be advisable to maintain composure during these instances.
- A supportive family or partner can be just the panacea you are looking out during times like these. Discussing work issues openly with someone, will let you think logically for solutions and would be a vent for your frustration. It is always better to have a discussion with higher authorities to give hints the difficulty you are in if the situation gets worse. Be sure to maintain a cordial relationship with other employees and colleagues, as this may help you out while the company gets feedback about your performance and general conduct.
- The most important thing would be to improve your performance at work and make sure others take note of this. Remember, nothing speaks better than those charts and graphs, that shows how well you performed, during an appraisal meeting. In the long term, this would be a learning curve for you, as experiences like these dealing with difficult people would help you in understanding how inter personal relationships can be improved within an organization.
Author Bio: Abraham Kiran is an avid reader and a blogger. He is pursuing his Ph.D in Computers and has an array of interests like Technology, Sports, Psychology, and Journalism. A student by day and a writer by night he keeps looking for avenues to explore topics that interest him and the readers alike.