Focus On What Matters

Sometimes we come across differences at work that don’t really matter. Like the way someone does something that doesn’t really and truuuuuuly impact us. We might think it affects us, but really, it doesn’t. For example, filing or the way someone speaks, a little “tick” someone has or silly habit. We can employ a conflict management strategy of avoidance to help us manage those inevitable things that come up. We can also use the strategy of avoiding conflict when we need time. Time to cool off, calm down, collect our thoughts and return to an emotional and mental state that will serve the situation.

I hope you find this tip helpful and would love to know how you are using it to create more happiness at work!