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How to Deal With a Co-Worker Who Acts Like Your Boss

Gain a better understanding of how to deal with a bossy, know-it-all co-worker in a professional and respectful manner.

Dealing with a bossy co-worker is a tricky situation, especially if you feel like the situation has the potential to get out of control. From the beginning, sometimes a small behavior can easily get out of hand when a co-worker consistently acts like your boss. An uncomfortable work environment caused by a bossy coworker can lead to overall poor team performance and a toxic work relationship. Tolerating this kind of behavior can work against you and lead to an even bigger problem in the workplace directly impacting your work performance. This topic helps you understand real world situations and provide suggestions to deal with a bossy co-worker. The material also explains the methods to approach the most common complaints in the workplace. Failing to diffuse small issues and not establishing boundaries early on is the most frequent cause annoying situations become big problems. This information is important to stop toxic behavior and know the appropriate measurements to take when dealing with a bossy co-worker.

Runtime: 73 minutes
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Agenda

What to Expect When You Start a New Job or Become Promoted to a New Department

  • Knowing Your Role in the Workplace
  • Getting to Know the Landscape
  • Chain of Command in a Workplace
    • Defining Micromanaging

The Do's and Don'ts of Dealing With a Bossy Co-Worker

  • Activity
    • Three Common Complaints
    • Role Play, Identify Real World Examples Do's and Don'ts
  • Identifying the Root Cause
    • Trying to Understand What Your CoWorker's Perspective Is
  • From Annoyance to a Problem

How to Set Appropriate Boundaries

  • Addressing the Issue
    • Speak in the Moment
    • Other Ways to Avoid Giving Them the Space
  • Schedule a Private Meeting
    • When to Get HR Involved
  • How to Feel Confident After Addressing the Issue
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

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Carina Boston Pinales

Carina Boston Pinales

The Thrival Company

  • Organizational transformation consultant for The Thrival Company - Because survival is not enough – www.thrivalcompany.com
  • Founder of Splash Coworking, the first ever coworking space in the Innovation Corridor
  • Our practice emphasizes all aspects of organizational development, performance improvement, operational infrastructure design and driving positive and measurable behavior/culture change using the best technological and psychological methods
  • Speaker and corporate trainer on the tops of leadership, team building, entrepreneurship, culture/behavior change, HR attraction/retention and driving positive global and systemic transformation
  • TEDx Speaker Alchemy - The Duality of Our Experience | TEDxGreatHillsWomen
  • Certified Life Coach from the American Union of Neuro-linguistic programming
  • B.S. degree in psychology with a focus on communications and design, Texas State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
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Product ID: 407569
Published 2020
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