Are you tired of the good ole' OPC (Other Peoples Crap) Syndrome at work? Do people treat you badly or take advantage of you? Do do your fellow employees or boss treat you with respect? Or do you frequently get dump on or disrespected? Even if you aren't experiencing any of this, you may still want to check these 3 Astonishing Rules out!
#1 - Be good at your job!
Remember Hawkeye Pierce (Played by Alan Alda) from that old T.V. Show M. A. S. H.? Hawkeye was a smart a$$ , prankster and a bit of a f#ck off, but he was an excellent doctor! When it came to doing his job, he was awesome! Moral to this story is simple, people are more willing to cut you some slack and overlook a lot of your other quirky traits (at work) if you are good at your job.
This isn't as complicated as it may seem. You see most people spend a lot of time either trying to avoid doing the basic things that would make them more successful and/or they are so busy being distracted by their search for that "magic bullet" (the one thing that will solve all of their problems) that they neglect doing the basics really well. Here are some of those basic things that many don't bother to do:
- Show up on time.
- Do your job!
- Don't take breaks or lunches that are longer than agreed upon.
- Be ethical (including being honest and don't take things that aren't yours).
- Do what you say you're going to do.
- Over deliver (When possible)
- If your job isn't done, don't waste time doing things that pull you away from that goal
- Keep work work, and personal life personal (live and online)
#2 - Create Allies Not Enemies
This statement should be self explanatory enough, however, if you're looking for further clarification, you can read an entire blog post about it here. Or take the quiz here.
#3 - Encourage Transparency
I know this one sounds fancy or trendy or whatever, but it really isn't. Basically, it's harder to get crapped on when everyone can see it! Here are a few tips on how to do this:
- Include others on emails from people who often crap on you. (cc)
- If someone wants to talk who you don't get along with, make sure someone else is in on the meeting too.
- Talk to your co-workers, supervisors, etc. when you are experiencing problems
- Document as (and before) needed!
- Use your work computer for work, not personal stuff
If you are getting crapped on in full view of others and they are either alright with it, afraid to do anything about it or don't care, maybe it's time to look for other employment.
Yes, there are many other things we could talk about, however we aren't... yet. Go try these things first and we'll go from there.
Keep an eye out for the new PeaceWalker Membership Site that will be sharing the Rosetta Stone to dealing w/difficult, disrespectful, even dangerous people more effectively. COMING SOON!