Whether you live in the Philippines or anywhere else in the world, the first thing you need to know is that no workplace is perfect. But, some workplace can really be a pain-in-the-neck. Of course, some workplace can be insanely toxic as well as energy-sapping, thereby making life miserable for the workers. Such unfriendly work environment can have negative impacts on employees’ health and their productivity.
So, if you found yourself in an insane work environment, what would you do to salvage yourself from the insanity? In case you don’t have an answer to this question, here are 5 tips that can help you to stay sane in an insane workplace:
1. Do your work diligently
Knowing what to do and doing it as expected is one of the best ways you can earn people’s respect in your workplace. If you want to stay sane in your workplace, make it a habit to always do your job diligently. This way, no one will have any reason to crucify you.
2. Respect the authority
If you want to stay sane in any workplace, be sure you are always on the positive book of the authority. Know your roles in and out, and always do whatever is expected of you to avoid clashing with the “power that be.” Never undermine the position of people in authority. Avoid arguing unnecessarily with people above you if you want to stay out of workplace trouble.
3. Avoid office gossip and politics
Gossip is of the pollutants that often make the office environment to become toxic. So, make it a principle to always stay away from any gossips about fellow workers or people in positions of authority. If you involve yourself in messy office politics, you will definitely have yourself to blame when the consequences began to choke you. So, never gossip or meddle in other people’s affairs.
4. Befriend your coworkers
Your coworkers are people you see almost every day. This people can form an important part of your life. They can share part of your personal pains as well as your happiness with them. Having a cordial relationship with people in your team as well as other coworkers including the janitors can make your workplace the place you look forward to every morning. So, make it a habit to be on the good page of everyone in your workplace.
5. Choose to be happy
Sometimes, no matter how hard you may have tried to avoid the insanity that often played out in the office environment, you just can’t escape it. The first step to take at such a situation is to try to understand the root cause of the problem. Some challenges are seasonal; some are understandable, while others can’t just be explained. Whatever the case may be, you just have to find a way out. Life is all about you. These are times when your choices and self-worthy can come handy for you. Of course, joy comes from within. You can choose to be happy no matter the level of challenges facing you at work. In any case, just look within and find the reasons to be happy.