Dealing with an annoying colleague without losing your cool

We’ve all had days of tearing our hair out over a colleague who has annoying habits. But there are ways to avoid the suffering.

So… you have an annoying colleague (or two). Who doesn’t?

The fact is that we don’t choose our colleagues and, unless we plan on changing jobs, we have to learn to get along. 

But working with difficult people can be a major cause of dissatisfaction. It affects how we contribute to our teams, it impacts productivity, and it can sour otherwise pleasant working experiences.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).