What do you do if you hate your colleagues?

Managing conflicts and personality differences in the office isn’t easy, but it’s crucial. Here’s how you can do it.

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The loud eater. The bossy team member. The chronic complainer. The person whose personality is your exact opposite.

Let’s face it: there are probably people at work you can’t stand.

And that’s not necessarily a problem, by itself. What is a problem is when you let it interfere with your job. Remember, you don’t have to like the people you work with. You just have to work with them.

Still, it’s better to stamp out any simmering conflicts early on, because negative emotions that fester never end in something good – especially at the office.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to cross that divide, work better, and communicate with someone who isn’t exactly your favourite.

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