It would be hard to imagine any worker who has not been confronted with the issue of a difficult boss or a challenging co-worker. ?No wonder the authors?of?The Gospel at Work?(TGaW) devote a chapter to this pervasive workplace issue.
I once had a boss (in a parachurch organisation) who would regularly say, “It’s the people things that kill.”??We can write reports, hammer nails, iron shirts, analyse spreadsheets, design solutions all day. ?But often the greatest stressor in the workplace is the people we work with or for – they just don’t seem to see the world the way we do!
So it is just a little jarring when two paragraphs into Chapter 7, Traeger and GIlbert ?observe that,?‘The difficulty we?perceive?with our?co-workers?or bosses or employees?often?doesn’t have as much to do with them as it does with us.” [Read more…] about The Gospel at Work ? How do I handle difficult bosses and co-workers? (Chapter 7)