Is it difficult for you to get along with certain people you work with? Everybody is different and we need to be aware of how we are in terms of what our main focus is in getting our job done. Some people will want to control others to get the job done while others focus on supporting each other or analyzing everything before taking action. Others may come to work to socialize, have fun and aren’t really concerned about doing much of anything. I think we probably have all encountered most of these people at one time or another in our job situations.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Always do the right thing! As nurses, isn’t that the basis of all that we have been taught?
Nurses stand up and do what is right! This is whether you are the one being wronged or the one doing wrong. Let’s transform our profession.
Have you ever worked with a nurse that is difficult to get along with, that just finds fault with everything, or repeatedly the same thing that you do? For example, following sterile procedure or passing medications. Perhaps another nurse or co-worker is just very sarcastic and makes comments about another co-worker consistently in front of others because of something said or done that the sarcastic nurse disagrees with.
Or, maybe another co-worker thinks you waste time and are not organized. Everybody else is very busy so the nurse loses patience and yells at you or someone else. These types of behaviors can happen over and over to the same nurse over a period of time and can interfere with a person’s performance. Here the controller just wants to get things done, there is not as much thought about the actual decision making because this person is “always right.”
The difficult person may be bossy or pushy and if you are interested in doing something “right” and not making a mistake the interference may hurt your ability to concentrate, make the right decision or feel insecure. These are just a few scenarios that nurses deal with all the time.
In our profession we never stop giving. I believe that at this time it is my turn to give back to the profession by coaching other professional nurses on issues that we are facing that challenge our ability to provide effective care to our patients. In nursing our opportunity for growth is unlimited and we can experience a transformation that can change nursing practice to be more satisfying and fulfilling.
If you want to experience a change in your nursing practice and learn how to better deal with difficult people then I invite to join the Powerful Nurse Warrior Group. It begins January 9th, 2018. Come take part in a revolutionary idea, to experience a transformation in your practice by participating in an opportunity to learn how to deal with different types of people in the work setting and reduce the conflict that is occurring in your work setting, across the country and even the world. Reserve your spot today!