Anger at work can sometimes get the best of us. We have all come to a time in our lives when we just let it out and then come to regret it later.
Holding in anger as well as bottling it up is never good either way. The best course of action is to deal with it. Here are a few ways to start:
Empathize – Put yourself in their shoes. Sometimes understanding where someone is coming from can help you to understand the reasons behind someone else’s behavior. Once you understand what is really going on it might not make you angry anymore.
Avoid the knee-jerk reaction – Remember, the last thing you want to do is resort to name calling or yelling, it only makes you look bad in the end. Instead take a deep breath and remain calm. Ask the person about their behavior, you may find out something you did not know and be able to understand it better.
Walk away for a while – If you feel really angry and it looks like you might get into a confrontation, walk away. Letting your emotions get the best of you can backfire later on. It may be beneficial to even leave it for the next day when you have calmed down.
Talk about it later – After you have had time to think about the situation, now is the time to talk. Just remember to stay calm and get your point across in a professional manor.
Keeping your calm and maintaining good relations ships at work will make for a more productive work environment for everyone!