“Stress at work is common, but it shouldn’t come from employee relationships”

Dealing with stress arising from the tidal push and pull of working with other people should not be detrimental to the work that you are trying to achieve.

If you are encountering resistance or friction from co-workers; whether they see it a perceived jostle for position or they feel the need to scramble to be seen by the higher management, that insecurity comes from within them – not you and you should rise above it.

Inspiring, no BS, Spartan founder Joe De Sena has a simple 1,2,3 format for dealing with this. His advice – TRANSPARENCY

  1. Talk directly– what are you afraid of? Say what you need to say, right to the point, don’t beat around the bush, address the issue right out.
  2. Don’t talk if they are not there – simple really. Don’t waste time and energy talking about someone unless they are there to hear it. If you can’t say it to their face, don’t say it.
  3. Get shit done! Just get on with it and stop allowing others to tie you up with their negative energy. 
Remember we are all here to work and achieve the mission that the company has challenged us to achieve. Don’t let internal workplace stress take over and deflect you from the goal.