To make sure that the office is a place where productivity thrives, it’s important to avoid traits and habits that annoy your fellow co-workers. There are certain types of people that can upset the fine balance in the workplace and become a source of irritation to others. While we all have a right to express ourselves in our own individual way, there are certain office workers that no employer wants.
This article looks at the 3 most annoying habits that some employees have and how you can deal with them. Also, recognising what can annoy others can help you avoid becoming an employee that no employer wants.
Some employees don’t really get how much noise they are making and how it affects others. In many cases, this lack of consideration for others can be a source of irritation for others around them.
It could be that some office workers bang drawers shut, talk in a loud voice on the telephone, or tap their pencil all the time.
So, what can you do if you have a noisy employee in your office?
It can be difficult to address issues caused by a noisy employee without causing offence. Some ways to address the issue could include:
Just by removing the letter “i” from noisy, we get a completely different type of employee that no office environment needs – the nosy employee.
The nosy employee often crosses the line from showing interest to your needs and problems and prying into your private life. A nosy employee could also be the type of person that gives you advice when you don’t need it or haven’t asked for it.
How can you deal with a nosy employee in the workplace without offending them? Here are a few ideas:
The 3rd type of employee that no one wants to be around is the one who is constantly complaining.
A chronic complainer is easy to spot because there seems to be a problem with everything. These types of employees seem to thrive on negativity. In fact, they are not just the “glass is half empty” type of people, but they also notice the chips on the glass, the water isn’t cold enough, or that these things always happen them.
In the end, complaining employees create a toxic environment in the office.
It can be difficult to help a complainer see the positive in everything. However, here are a few tips that may help:
Of course, there are other annoying habits that some employees have. However, knowing how to deal with chronic complainers, nosy co-workers, and noisy employees are some of the biggest challenges in the workplace.