“When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong – or absolutely right.” – Albert Guinon
Nowadays millions of people have an opportunity to boost their careers, but most of them fail to do it. The reason is because too many people are envious and self-centered. Now I work from home, but earlier I spent many hours sitting in the office and making my boss richer. I decided to be my own boss, because almost everyone, including my employer, was against my promotion and self-development.
Office life is not as terrible though. Its quality and comfort depend on the company’s standards and rules. But every office worker struggle to make their office life more comfortable, especially when others are against them. You do not have to go against the stream or declare war. Just follow these pieces of advice and reconsider your office life.
1. Show your boss that you are totally immersed in work
If your boss is an extremely demanding person, who cannot imagine a productive day without breathing down the employees’ necks, do not fall into despondency. Every manager worry about the quality of work and they often do all possible and impossible things to get a desirable result.
There are many tricks that can soften the boss up and relieve the tension during the working process. If you want to move the situation off dead center, let your over-anxious boss feel that everything is under control and there is no risk of miscarriage. Do not fear to ask them for advice. These gestures will show them that you are plunged into work.
2. Reduce noise in the office
It is difficult to work and focus on tasks when your colleagues discuss their life experiences and issues aloud. Sometimes this background noise can drive you crazy and affect your productivity, especially if you are responsible for creative projects.
You cannot give orders, but suggestions will never hurt. Offer your colleagues to discuss everything and share stuff in a group IM, or during the lunchtime, or consider working from home.