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Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

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CHAPTER 36How to Heal Co-Workers After a Confrontation

Once you have taken care of yourself, helping to heal co-workers after a confrontation is crucial, especially if your co-workers overheard the conversation or were in the same room. Word travels fast, and many times the entire company will have heard about it within minutes—and definitely within twenty-four hours. You will need to cover yourself, do some damage control, and put psychological salve on any wounds. If the encounter was a heated exchange with raised voices that was witnessed by co-workers, speak to each one individually and reassure him or her that you are all right and that you are working out your difficulties with your co-worker. Your colleagues need to know that you are ...

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