Office politics paranoia can make you a prime target
Worried that your colleagues are talking behind your back? Your paranoia will not only make them talk, but your uncertainty may end up causing the problems you wanted to avoid.
“The UBC Sauder School of Business study reveals that paranoia about negative gossip or being snubbed leads people to seek out information to confirm their fears, ultimately annoying colleague and increasing the likelihood they will be rejected or subverted.
Sauder Prof. Karl Aquino explains that it’s natural for people to wonder how others view them, especially when social acceptance in the workplace is often rewarded with power and financial compensation. “However, our research shows employees should do their best to keep their interactions positive and ignore the negative.”
Aside from business casual dress requirements, office politics are one of the worst the aspects of life at work.