I would like to travel in a time machine to the 1940s and 1950s to get a real picture of office life.
I know there were no copy machines or Keurigs, but were there as many cry babies? Did people know the difference between office and home?
As a woman, I have recognized a huge component which may have been left out of the feminist movement: Office Education for Women
The same women who paint the picture of being 9-5 superwomen, will often quiver chin in meetings and cry in the bathroom or in front of you over the most stupid issues.
There are many women currently in the workforce with the inability to differentiate between work and home. This can manifest itself by talking to their coworkers like they are children, acting like they are the office mother, and crying if they get their feelings hurt (picture your mom after a really bad rumble with the kiddos).
There is not one person in the world who does not have a bad day, but dear God, let’s man up. Embrace the following concepts to enhance the workflow:
- You did not birth anyone or anything here
- You are not married to anyone here
- You do not live here
- You do not own this place
Embracing these office concepts should make it easier to avoid crying in the bathroom when your coworkers tell you to be at meetings on time, please do not interrupt them, and to stop rearranging things in their office space, and any other office issue which may arise.
Working through these common sense principles will also help you manage change in your place of business. Think about it, do you go in any business that looks and operates exactly like it did 25 years ago? Hell No.
Quit arguing and crying about change in the workplace. This is common sense.