May 9, 2019
Episode 55 of The Teaching Space Podcast explores 10 ways to deal with negative colleagues.
Unless you work on your own, I am sure you can relate to the disruptive and wide-reaching effect a negative colleague can have on a team.
If I reflect on my experience, I can remember a particular colleague who could walk into a room and the overall mood and feeling would drop dramatically. She didn’t have to say anything. It was a superpower! I don’t know if it was her body-language or something even more subtle than that. You could just sense it.
Negativity is contagious and it can have a terrible effect on your mental health and wellbeing.
I’m not suggesting you transform into a superhuman constantly happy person. We all have off days. But what I would like to do is share some simple strategies to help you deal with negative colleagues in such a way that the impact on your mental health and well-being is minimal.