How Do You Fix Things After A Fight At Work?
You just had a big blowup at work. You lost it and yelled at a co-worker – or even your boss. In this economy, the last thing you need is to lose your job! You need to do some damage control and fix this, fast. Where do you start? Step 1 Take some time to cool off. As you start to calm, you will probably feel a growing mixture of regret, dread, and even panic. Resist the urge to rush back in and try to fix things right away. Chances are, your co-worker is still mad and you will get into another shouting match. Step 2 Try to look at things from your antagonist’s point of view. Maybe your boss was being really unreasonable about that flash drive. Or perhaps she had a file on there that you knew nothing about. Step 3 Take a hard look at your behavior. Disagreement at work is normal, but yelling about it is not. Look at where you went wrong. Decide where you offended your coworker. Quanify exactly where your supervisor overstepped his bounds. Write all this down. It will help a lot when yo