01 Apr Workplace Drama
Workplace Drama – Part 1
Drama abounds in human relationships. Since we spend most of our time at work, more drama than is necessary gets displayed at work. Many have asked: “is there a way to stop all workplace drama?” I think not, however, we can reduce and sometimes prevent a lot of the drama that we encounter at work. In this article, I will discuss why drama happens in human relationships, how to respond when drama is unfolding and lastly, how to reduce or even prevent some of the unnecessary dramas we face at work.
Human relationships are complex, they allow us to connect with each other to add meaning and depth to our lives. We use these relationships to share ourselves and define how we relate to people around us. When we fail to define appropriate boundaries and roles in our relationships, they become confusing, cause misunderstandings and we sometimes face interpersonal conflicts. These conflicts can manifest covertly and blatantly, often ensuing all those around in some drama.
Bio: Joyce Odidison, M.A, PCC
Conflict Analyst, Strategist, Workplace Wellness Improvement Coach
Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc & Coaching Institute since 1997. Joyce is the founder of Manitoba’s only internationally recognized coach training certificate program, approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ICF is the largest governing body for coaches globally. Joyce has 20 years’ experience as a trainer and facilitator, is a member of the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD) and has worked with many large and medium size companies in Manitoba. Joyce is a professional certified coach, a strategist, conflict analyst and workplace wellness consultant, known for creating successful results oriented corporate programs and systems. Joyce is an author of four books and the creator of the Wellness Improvement System (WIS) programs.