Mar 3, 2022
The more you ignore problems, the
bigger they get. It’s not easier… Its
If this is you…you're not alone. "A 2017 survey of 1,344 full-time employees sponsored by Quantum Workplace and Fierce Conversations found that 53 percent of employees are handling “toxic” situations by ignoring them."
There's a better way. Instead of avoiding, mentally rehearsing for weeks on end, or having sidebar conversations (aka vent sessions with your homies), try this instead;
1.) schedule the convo (keep it short)
2.) prepare (three bullet points, no b.s.)
3.) meet (things won't get better if you don't)
4.) determine next steps (because you can't solve it all in 30 min)
5.) follow through (things won't get better if you don't)
Simple. Not easy. But then again, neither is living with the frustration and resentment that comes with avoiding a difficult conversation
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