How to Deal with Envy at Workplace ?
Envy at work is a thing which is surely not easy to be dealt with, but must certainly be managed effectively to avoid ruining ones own personal performance as well as organizational performance. Obviously, you must congratulate Michael on being promoted even if you think you deserved the promotion and you strived hard for it. No one likes to acknowledge that they possess this communally offensive feeling of envy.
Our anxiety leads to hide and supress our emotions, which in turn ruin the things. Envy is of course different from jealousy, because envy occurs when one lacks required trait possessed by other, while jealousy occurs when there is a threat by others to trait already possessed by a person.
It has been discovered that envy at workplace can be dealt with very effectively. It requires identifying possibly harmful feelings and actions; transferring them into more liberal and constructive ones; and turn yourself more amicable and sensitive to others at workplace.
Why do we distance from co-workers we envy-Probably because we encounter this feeling more strongly with those who we are attached to/close to. It has been researched that a third persons success does not bother a person more than the success of a co-worker. Third persons are a notion and their accomplishments are mere numbers. While the success of your co-workers are clear and seem achievable to you.
It has been found that people are reluctant to learn from opinions that initiate from opponents in their own company, while they show an eagerness to learn from opinions that initiate from other organizations. Perhaps the reason behind this is that imitating ideas from other companies makes a person being perceived as innovative, while learning from opinions of others within the organization will give acknowledgement to the person who is the source of ideas as a rational thinker.
Below are mentioned some ways of dealing with envy at workplace.
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