New Book Teaches People to Separate “you” and “me” at The Workplace
Author shares a useful guide that can help people deal with workplace situations
“It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.” This quote by Donald Trump is the major theme that drives author Sharon Muggivan’s book, It’s not about you at work!: It’s Business – It’s not Personal. This book has the potential to change lives, to enhance job satisfaction and prevent people from leaving a good job due to people and personality issues.
The author believes that most problems in the workplace occur due to a lack of understanding about people and human nature. The one concept of “it’s not about you” allows a person to step back and be more objective. It’s not about you at work!: It’s Business – It’s not Personal is a straightforward book that forces readers to take responsibility for their own behaviour in a workplace situation. Detaching emotionally is fully explained as this is a critical factor in understanding that it’s not personal – it’s business.
The concept of “It’s all about me” explains how everyone has an agenda, not a sinister agenda but their own personal agenda for everything they do. Being able to step back and see the situation objectively allows a person to maintain emotional balance rather than taking things personally. Another key concept is the understanding of responsibility. When a person complains about the workplace situation they often forget about their own responsibility to work effectively or communicate effectively in the workplace. She may not be able to change the people around her but she can change the way she responds to those around her.