Human Resources Training

Dealing with Disruptive and Dysfunctional Coworkers


Let’s admit it. Not all bosses and coworkers are pleasant. Many are, but many others are offensive, uncooperative, jealous, rancorous, cantankerous and what not. In workplaces, in which we spend a major part of our lives, having to deal with these kinds of people is necessary, because it is unavoidable. People have given up their jobs or changed the track of their professions only because of such colleagues at the workplace.

This kind of situation is certainly not a very likeable one, because we return home after work in expectation of a better environment. When most of our day is spend interacting with colleagues who constantly badger; we carry that negative baggage home. Of course, disagreements are natural and even unavoidable at the workplace, because it is a workplace. But to what extent? Should it be to the extent of killing our career prospects or ruining our family lives?

Dealing with dysfunctional coworkers

But then, such colleagues simply cannot be wished away. As the old saying goes, what cannot be mended has to be endured. It may not be necessary to take this adage in the literal sense of term, because such people need not be endured at all times. One can learn to exist with them. They have to be dealt with, sometimes with assertiveness, and sometimes with a conciliatory attitude.

Are there ways by which one can deal with colleagues who are not merely disagreeable, but simply outright dysfunctional? Are there ways by which they can be made to understand that they are crossing your path beyond reasonable limits, and that enough is enough?

Complete understanding of dealing with disagreeable colleagues

All this will be the content of a learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry. Teri Morning, who is the President of her own HR Consulting firm and brings over 15 years human resource and training experience in a variety of professional fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit company structures; will be the speaker at this webinar.

Interested in exploring the ways of dealing with such disagreeable and dysfunctional coworkers? Learn the tricks by registering for this webinar at TrainHR

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Minimizing the effects of such employees’ behavior

Teri will show participants how to set up one’s work life to minimize the effects these disgruntled dysfunctional persons have on their work days. She will explain how to deal with all kinds of coworkers, right from those who are thoroughly disagreeable to those whose conduct may be so thoroughly dysfunctional that it interferes with an employee’s abilities to accomplish their goals and company objectives.

This webinar is of value to anyone who works with people who could impact their ability to perform at work to the best of their capability. Teri will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Spotting the difference between merely disagreeable or difficult, thoroughly disagreeable, and dysfunctional
  • The difference between passive, assertive, angry and the most dangerous of all – passive aggressive
  • What to do about bullies, backstabbers, belittlers and the bitter ones.
  • Despots, controllers, and detrimental coworkers
  • Liars, blamers, and cheats
  • The cruel, the vicious and the vindictive
  • How to know when things are inordinately out of hand and to ask for help.