The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work

The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work Author Jody Foster
ISBN-10 125007567X
ISBN-13 9781250075673
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Press
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This is a timely must read for managers and anyone who has ever had to deal with a difficult coworker it addresses a ubiquitous problem in a proactive positive manner that should get the desired results Publishers Weekly Everyone has a schmuck in their office a difficult disruptive person who upsets the workplace confuses coworkers and causes concern Its hard to understand why schmucks act the way they do but one thing is certain they seem to come in all shapes and sizes Narcissus the condescending attention seeker who carelessly steps on everyones toes The Flytrap the bringer of chaos whose emotional instability causes an office maelstrom The Bean Counter the orderly perfectionist who never gives up control even when its full steam ahead to disaster The Robot the unreadable stone wall who just cant connect Sound like anyone you know These are just a few of the more prominent types of difficult people at work In The Schmuck in My Office Dr Jody Foster explains the entire spectrum of people we may think of as schmucks how they can decrease productivity destroy teams and generally make everyone else unhappy Along with nailing down the various types she looks at personality traits and explains how dysfunctional interactions among coworkers can lead to workplace fiascos She helps readers understand schmucks as people figure out how to work with them and ultimately solve workplace problems She also makes readers consider the most difficult thing of all despite where your finger may be pointing sometimes you are the schmuck Let Dr Foster teach you how to make your workplace a happier and more productive one

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