Usually it makes you feel prouder to hear that people at your workplace envy you, since we wrongly apply the saying “The more successful you are, the more enemies you get”. However as professionals we need to understand that this has to do with people’s emotions not enemies.
Before we start each one of us need to answer these 2 questions:
The answers are simple and complex, yet the one thing we are sure of is: “You”. Yes, we as humans most likely we tend to act or speak in ways that make colleagues around us uncomfortable with us emotionally.
There are many reasons for envy to manifest itself in the daily workplace, following are main ones that come to my head:
While it is impossible to control people’s emotions, we can control our behaviors instead, to minimize such dis-comfort and dis-connection that can lead to professional conflicts and career damage by trying below simple practices:
There are plenty of tools and ways to keep that balance in your workplace and work together with colleagues to mutually over-come the emotional barrier that can hold learning opportunities from each other. Remember, we are like a “Puzzle” completing that beautiful image and if we lose a small part, we shall ruin it all.
Keep the circle POSITIVE.
Henri was born and raised in Lebanon and studied at University of Saint Joseph. He is an avid fan of extreme sports and RC car racing. He is fluent in French and Arabic, he has traveled extensively throughout the region and Europe for both for leisure and business.