Sticky Notes: Make Sure You Are Not the Jerk at Work!
You know you are acting like a jerk at work if you:
- Approach relationships from the vantage point of what you want or need from others, rather than what YOU have to offer the other person.
- Blame others and make excuses when things go wrong, rather than immediately focusing on your role in the problem and what you can do to contribute to the solution.
- Take yourself seriously, but don’t always take your obligations seriously.
- Tease others or call them names.
- Interrupt or don’t pay close attention when others are speaking.
- Make negative personal observations about individuals or their work.
- Hold strong opinions about important factors in your working relationship with others, but never articulate your thoughts in a constructive manner.
- Focus on the negative aspects of situations without volunteering to help make things better.
- Deny, steal, or begrudge credit for the success of others.
- Lose your temper and raise your voice, even if you are only “talking to yourself.” If this is you, knock it off!