Whether you are just starting out in your career or have years of professional experience, at some point in your career you may encounter workplace negativity. According to the Harvard Business Review, 98% of professionals experience negativity at one point in their careers. It can be a result of many factors such as the absence of community, the lack of recognition, or unhealthy communication, among others.

In this article, Hande Yenidunya, Global Well-being & Resiliency Program Manager at Majorel shares 5 simple tips on how to address and navigate through workplace negativity and all the uncertainties it may bring.

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Prioritize Communication with Your Colleagues

Effective team communication means collaborative exchange towards common goals. Poor communication, when you do not feel heard or listened to, can be stressful and make you feel disconnected from your team. Prioritize communication and openly address your worries, pain points, and needs. Be transparent and choose your own communication style carefully.

Set Boundaries and Encourage Work-Life Balance

Make your boundaries clear at work as well as your time off. By doing this, you can ensure that your colleagues understand and uphold the workplace limits you have established for yourself.

One simple tip: Use separate browsers and emails for your job and personal platforms. Once you turn off your devices, enjoy the rest of the day and make the best out of it. 🙂

Strengthen a Sense of Trust and Respect Around You

A work environment based on a lack of trust can be stressful for everyone involved. Where there is no trust, there is no real collaboration. Create an environment around you where people feel respected, recognized, and comfortable sharing their thoughts.

Voice Your Career Goals and Move Towards Them

Be open and transparent about your career goals. Transparency creates trust between employers and employees and lowers job-related stress. Ask for guidance and look for career development opportunities, such as professional courses, workshops, and resources your company offers.

Don’t Be Afraid to Speak up

Having a strong voice within your company allows you to participate in shaping your company’s culture. Do not be afraid to raise issues when necessary. If you are working in an environment where your views and concerns are not taken into consideration, consider if it’s the right workplace for you.

At Majorel, we know the importance of speaking up. We have a specifically designed platform, where our team members can voice their concerns and speak up. Check it out here.

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