How to Get On With Your Colleagues by The School of Life
A guide to better collaboration
"To help us cope with the complexities of the office, we have on hand a discipline not often associated with the workplace and typically relegated to private life: psychotherapy"
HOW TO GET ON WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
So, for myself, the people pleaser, although I have genuinely good intentions, when I'm not open with my thoughts and feelings, I'm endangering everyone. At work, I'm not doing anyone a service by holding back my doubt and agreeing to everything, just to please others. “We can learn to say 'no' reasonably and without hostility; we can say someone is wrong without implying that they are an idiot. In other words, we can be pleasant without being people pleasers.”
I think it would make an enormous difference in workplace environments if this became the norm. I think back to when I joined a company once and I filled in the Myers-Briggs Indicator, but once I'd filled it in, I never saw it again, and I didn't see anyone else's either. It seemed to me that this was just a HR add-on, that was so entirely useless, because it gave me absolutely no insight into my colleagues or how to approach them.
The School of Life is an organization built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection - especially during troubled times. They place an emphasis on the need to understand ourselves better, so that we can secure serenity and make optimally reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.