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How To Deal With Friction In The Workplace

How To Deal With Friction In The Workplace

Update: 2019-05-13
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We’ve received countless calls and emails about ineffective leaders and annoying colleagues. So in order to better handle the bad seed(s) in the office, we’re turning to award-winning author and management science and engineering professor at Stanford, Bob Sutton. He’s here to tell us how to deal with co-workers who just “gunk up” the workplace and slow everything down, and why being passive-aggressive isn’t always a bad tactic.  


Then, we’ll hear from listener Brenda who’s afraid of falling off a “glass cliff,” and suspects she’s only being considered for new jobs as a diversity hire. And in this week’s game of Lingo Bingo, we “go forward” to some exasperating examples of office jargon.


Last but not least, listener Michel can’t seem to shake his former employer, who has even threatened Michel with a lawsuit to stop him from moving on.


As always, if you've got a burning workplace question and need some advice, don't hesitate to send us an email (that email, unsurprisingly, is also Safe@Wondery.com). You can also find us on Twitter, we’re @SafeFor Work. Don't forget to follow our sage hosts on Twitter, too; they're @SSLiz and @RicoGagliano. And if you want to check out Liz’s other show, Satellite Sisters, you can find it on Apple Podcasts or Art19.

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I dont feel like a got any real advice on how to identify potentially bad bosses or solve workplace friction. just being told yes you can ID this, my wife did, isn't helpful. and you just provided even more jargon with greasers and so on. I'm kinda disappointed this is all just very vague

May 13th
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How To Deal With Friction In The Workplace

How To Deal With Friction In The Workplace