Dealing with Bossy Coworkers
A colleague who seems to be in constant ‘boss mode’ can be challenging. They might commandeer meetings, provide unsolicited advice, or insist on their methodology for group projects, even when you’re the one steering the wheel. This kind of overbearing coworker can trigger conflicts and impede productivity.
But, before you let frustration get the better of you, consider the following strategies to deftly navigate such circumstances.
Establishing clear boundaries and communicating effectively will help you to handle a coworker who may be overreaching. Being assertive changes the team dynamic and creates an atmosphere where more voices can be heard.
Even if your coworker doesn’t change their behavior, you’ll be taking a professional and constructive approach to the situation. You’ll gain greater respect as a result.