There’s no doubt that the world of business can frequently be a stressful one. If you’ve spent much of your adult life working in offices, you may know only too well the kind of heightened environment they can easily become. Everyone is working towards the same goal, yet mistakes happen, and disputes end up arising along the way – not to mention the all-too-regular dash of office politics. When you’re sitting pretty at the head of business, this kind of thing usually doesn’t affect you. But if you are an employee taken on by someone else’s company, you can often end up getting dragged into situations you would otherwise rather avoid. Employers may love to deny it, but so much of a company’s success and productivity lies in its peer to peer relationships. If you are unhappy at work and feel as though you are being singled out – whether it’s constant reappraisals for things that are not
to do with you, or something else – you have every right to do something about it. Here is a three-point plan to help you cope when you feel you are being treated unfairly at work, and what you can do to turn your situation around.

Ask yourself if you’re simply paranoid

Paranoia and oversensitivity have a lot to answer for in the average workplace. You often get those employees in offices who slyly try to compete with their colleagues and friends. Taking on excessive amounts of overtime (more than is required) and bragging about how late they stayed in the office the night before are classic examples of this type of behavior. More often than not, it is done to make other colleagues feel like they are not working hard enough. Consider whether you have simply become too sensitive to this type of targeting. If you work the hours you are asked to and you’re dedicated and precise, you shouldn’t have too much to worry about.

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Employees play such a big role in the company that it’s imperative to keep them happy. Otherwise, their output will begin to lower, and the entire firm will suffer. Keeping them happy is easier said than done, though. The tiniest things can set them off, like not getting enough love. Yep, a perceived lack of affection from the boss (you) can turn their world upside down. Obviously, you need to show them that you care, but it might not be at the top of your to-do list for the day. The trick is to use these little tips to gain traction and leave them in no doubt.

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