How to deal with minor but persistently annoying behavior.
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How to Work With Irritating People Working With Irritating People!
Positive relationships at work are great for morale and productivity. But what can you do if you're being "driven to distraction" by a colleague's trivial, but incredibly irritating, habits?

If you've developed a nervous tic because the team member sitting next you keeps cracking his knuckles, then see our article for tips on How to Work With Irritating People. You can also learn how to get on with people better with our article, Building Great Work Relationships.

Some behaviors go beyond being an annoyance, and you can learn how to handle them with our article, Five Ways to Deal With Rudeness in the Workplace.

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A Final Note

You likely have colleagues who, unintentionally, really bug you. And you might be unaware of how much you irritate someone else! Often, "a quiet word" can resolve an issue, but it mustn't be allowed to jeopardize individual or team relationships.

Next week, you can find out how to resolve problems by looking at them from different perspectives, and watch our new video to learn how to apologize gracefully.

Have a great week!

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James Manktelow (CEO)

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