Five Office Drama Queens And How To Deal With Them
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William Shakespeare is credited with writing nearly 40 plays. Had he worked in a modern office, he might have written twice as many. You want drama? The average workplace has plenty of it. Corporate life doesn’t need witches or ghosts to make it exciting, given the daily routine of high stakes and low intrigue, with a superfluity of office politics, impossible deadlines, and plain old personality clashes. In the recent book, "Stop Workplace Drama: Train Your Team to Have No Complaints, No Excuses, and No Regrets" (Wiley/available now), author Marlene Chism contends that the constant theatrics presented by cubicle players can be as counterproductive to an organization as bad strategic planning and management. She designates classic types of drama queens and kings, and provides some methodologies to defuse their over-the-top tendencies. Which means everyone can stop focusing on the sideshows and get back to work. Chism is a business consultant/trainer/speaker. For more about the book, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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