Mean Girls In The WorkPlace
by Jessica Malinetescu
A month ago
How To Carry Yourself
With The Mean Girl At Work!
Us women can have the closest bonds outside of our careers. However, in the office, some women aren’t always the biggest supporters of each other. Coming across a woman like that at work can be difficult on top of the daily work responsibilities and pressure you take on.
Understanding why some women just can’t support other women can be tough. What we can answer is how to handle their behavior that can help ease up your mind at work.
Before we get into dealing with the mean girl. Let's break down what triggers their behavior & alerting signs you have a mean girl on your hands.
What Triggers Them:
•Jealousy - Envious of your accomplishments
•Insecurities- It's them babe, not you!
•Threatened - They fear you'll outshine them
Alerting Signs Of A Mean Girl On Your Hands:
•They criticize you in front of others.
•Cold behind closed doors, friendly in front of others
• Spread rumors or lies about your work ethic or personal life.
•Use direct insults
•Exclude you from important meetings, lunch or gatherings
•Tries to control projects/situations
•Takes credit for your work
Here's A Few Pointers How To Handle The Mean Girl Like A Boss!
•Don't gossip...don't do it girl!
•Say something supportive back, yes you heard that right
•Find your pack & stick with them
•Problem solve professionally
•Find common interests to bond and bridge the gap between you
•Don't take it personally & counterattack
•Be the bigger person & ignore it!
•If it's getting out of hand, speak to your report to
From A Team Of Mostly Women... The VIBLOK® Gals Has Pointers On Creating Healthy Female Team Work Ethic
•Cheer on each others accomplishments!
•Let your fellow females ideas be heard in the workplace
•Take lunch breaks together and bond over common interests
•Support your fellow females to just go for it!
•Mentor each other in areas where the other lacks and other has knowledge
•Direct but respectful feedback
•Take time to do mental health checks, even if it's for a personal issue.
Here's a few extra links on tips & empowering each other
Remember babes! We accomplish more when we support each other!
Written By: Jessica Malinetescu
VIBLOK® Creative Team