Showing posts with label Ego in Workplace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ego in Workplace. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 June 2020

How micro-management can destroy an entire team in an office


Teamwork is all about the synergy between the members. Any individual no matter how adroit he is can't accomplish all by himself. A robust team will always deliver. But if the members are not allowed to work in an unrestricted environment,  the efficiency of the team as a whole will fall. When the leader or manager tries to control or take everything in his hands, the one's under him are sure to despise his methods and won't like to work there. Micromanagement is the perfect example of this shortcoming.

Friday, 22 May 2020

How Ego Clashes in Office Destroyed My Career - Part 1


"Workplace ego clashes happen for various reasons," says Dr Lisa Matthewman, Principal Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Westminster. "They can be the result of a conflict of personalities, professional jealousy or communication problems. Sometimes they happen when someone is trying to establish themselves as the alpha female or male.”

In my 10 years of corporate life I have experienced enough of these ego clashes that compelled me to leave the corporate world forever. I will share some of these painful experiences with you today.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Isolation - the worst weapon used by bullies in office

The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation. - Sukarno (Politician, Indonesia)


Isolation adversely affects a person's mental status so much that the person starts behaving in a manner unacceptable to society. "Isolating the targeted employee" is the worst weapon ever used by bullies in an office environment. The introverts are mostly affected.

The more the affected person tries to comply with the situation the more isolated the person becomes. If the victim denies any false charge against him/her the higher authority thinks the person is lying. If the victim protests against any bad behavior she received from the bullies, the person faces more verbal abuse from the higher authority. Whatever the victimized employee does to prove his/her point of view goes wrong and against that employee. Wrong handling of the situation aggravates the tension between the affected employee and the other office colleagues who misunderstand the victim and consider the person as a trouble creator.

Team leaders and managers should be trained in such a manner so that they can identify these bullies in their teams. They should learn to understand the psychology of these people in order to handle them properly. Such pieces of training are hardly ever given to team leaders in our country. Likewise, the affected employee should be mentored and guided properly by HR.

A full adaptation of this blog topic was published on The ArmChair Journal with the title: Isolation - The worst weapon of office coworkers on 12th December 2019.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Divide & Rule Policy with Two Strategists for one project leads to Conflict of Interests & Demoralizing Effects

I have been working as a digital marketing executive for the last three years and have already served under two team leads who guided me well enough to make me a confident person in the realm of internet marketing. Now I have moved to another city to start a full-fledged career in the same under the guidance of a senior manager. However, after starting my new job I faced a precarious situation that compelled me to ponder over the serious issues of resource management in a detailed way.

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