5 Ways to Handle Passive Aggressive Colleagues

 We have all, at one time or another, encountered passive-aggressive people at work.  And it is possible you may be a little passive-aggressive at times, as well. This can happen when having direct conversations are not acceptable in the culture. If being polite is an unspoken requirement, people are likely to resort to passive aggressive forms of communication. If you regularly encounter rude comments, blame-shifting, sarcasm, procrastination and the occasional silent treatment, it can wear down you down, making it difficult to work as a team, and it creates a toxic environment. So how can you move forward in such a work environment and come out on top? Here are 5 secrets to handling passive-aggressive colleagues: Don’t retaliate with similar passive-aggressive behavior. This throws fuel on the fire. It’s canread more