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3 Thing To Do When Your Co-worker’s In A Bad Mood

Things to do when your co-worker's in a bad mood

You have to begin making sense of exactly what you should or shouldn’t do when a colleague shows up a bit—or extremely—cranky.

1. Try not to inquire as to whether he’s alright

When someone shows up acting more dismal or irritable than usual, I think it’s instinct for most of us to immediately ask, “What’s wrong with you?” or “Are you OK?” You’ve noticed something’s off, and as a caring human being and problem-solver, you want to fix it.

Be that as it may, consider when you’re in a crappy state of mind. You’re so gotten up to speed in your mind, rattling off the quantity of ways you loathe the world, and having somebody get that out (particularly before others) doesn’t generally make everything daylight and roses, isn’t that right? Nope, I wager it just includes one all the more electrical jolt to your officially stormy day.


So, I recommend that you resist that urge. Because if you don’t, you could make him feel singled out and even more testy. If he wants to talk about whatever’s going on, he will.

2. Try not to take it personally

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received is that when an individual is treating you badly–whether she’s yelling at you, insulting you, excluding you, or so forth—it’s rarely because something is actually wrong with you. Rather, there’s something going on inside of that individual that has nothing to do with you.

Sure, it sucks when Tracy bites your head off when all you did is ask where the stapler is. But if you spend the rest of the day letting those few moments eat at you, you’re wasting your time. You did nothing wrong. And, hey, even if you did, it doesn’t warrant her snapping at you.

Besides, don’t lock in. Once more, the purpose behind her lashing out at you needs to do with her, not you, so you don’t have to get guarded about it. Take a full breath, let her words and sharp tone move off of you, and go scan for the stapler all alone.

3. Back off

Let’s face it—when someone’s in a bad mood, he isn’t all that fun to work with. Or be around at all. And when you’re in that type of negative headspace, what you really need is the time and space to work through it on your own or just let it take its course.

So, don’t try to force him into conversation. Don’t try to cheer him up. Save any questions and updates you can for the next day. If there’s something pressing, keep it brief and to the point. And if possible, send an email about it instead.

It may be easier for him (and less painful for you) to let him process it on his own rather than having to interact with anyone.

Try not to inquire as to whether she’s alright. Try not to think about her conduct literally. Furthermore, back off until further notice.

On the off chance that it’s a steady thing, however, there may should be a discussion with the individual, regardless of whether it originates from you or her chief. Since having a dull cloud reliably floating toward the side of the workplace isn’t useful for anyone.

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