Office drama is just what the name implies: a drama. The workplace is the stage, and there are actors, a script, a plot, a supporting cast, and an audience. You may try to stay off the stage, but sometimes you get pulled in. Your time is consumed, you become less productive, and sometimes you can even face consequences because of your involvement. It’s just not worth it! It’s important to understand the difference between normal tensions among employees that are generated by demanding deadlines and workloads, and office drama that is self-created conflict, resulting in unnecessary workplace stress.
How do you stop the production?