8 Dealing with stressful relationships and bullying


One of the most common causes of stress in the workplace is a difficult or challenging relationship with a work colleague – particularly when it is the boss. It can be tempting to lay the blame for this type of situation at the other person’s feet, due to his or her unreasonable, negative, awkward or unhelpful behaviour. Whether justified or not in blaming the other person, the good news is that there is still plenty that you can do to change the dynamics of the relationship.

Bullying and physical abuse lie at the extreme end of behaviour, with more subtle and common forms of harassment at the ...

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