“It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me”: Are you the office staff infection?

“It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me”: Are you the office staff infection?

Greetings! I hope this post finds you in good spirits at the end of a very successful week.

You may be wondering why I’m reaching out with such an unusual subject line, but fear not, it’s not an accusation. Rather, it’s an opportunity for self-reflection and a chance to turn things around. A bit of a reality check, if you will. (And yes, I may be letting my inner Swifty out while writing this.)

As we’ve delved into the fascinating realm of office “staff infections,” I’m sure a few of you have chuckled and thought, “Thank goodness I don’t encounter such characters in my office.” But as you peruse my vivid portrayals of what constitutes a “staff infection,” you might experience a peculiar twinge of recognition. If that resonates with you, there’s a distinct possibility that you might be the office staff infection. However, fear not, as the path to redemption lies ahead!

If you suspect you might be the office staff infection, here are a few pointers to help you shed that unwanted title and become the valued team member you were meant to be:


  1. Elevate Your Mindset: Instead of focusing solely on personal gains, start championing the team’s success. Adopt a growth mindset and be open to new ideas and perspectives. Challenge yourself to think outside the box and be proactive in finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems.
  2. Accept Ownership of Your Role: We all make mistakes, but what sets a true team player apart is the ability to own up to them. Take responsibility for your actions and their impact on the team. Avoid making excuses or shifting blame onto others. By accepting ownership, you demonstrate integrity and foster an environment of trust and accountability.
  3. Cultivate Effective Communication: Communication is key. Improve your interpersonal skills by actively listening to your colleagues and seeking to understand their perspectives. Practice clear and concise communication, both in verbal and written forms. Share information openly and proactively, and be receptive to feedback from others. Remember, it’s not just about talking; it’s about fostering genuine connections.
  4. Encourage Collaboration: Embrace the incredible power of teamwork. Tear down barriers and eagerly pursue chances to collaborate with your colleagues. Share your knowledge and expertise generously, and be a reliable source of support for your teammates. Nurture an inclusive environment where every idea is valued, and watch as the collective effort of the team propels us towards success.
  5. Embody Positivity and Adaptability: Infectiousness can have a positive side too! Be the contagious force of optimism in the office. Embrace change with open arms and adapt swiftly to new situations and challenges. Cultivate a positive attitude that inspires those around you and creates an uplifting work environment. Remember, smiles are contagious too!

So, if you’ve noticed a few “staff infection” traits in your own behavior, don’t stress! It’s never too late to embark on a transformational journey and become the superstar the office truly needs. Let’s join forces and shift the tide, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive and shine.


Be Proactive, Productive, and Profitable,

Dino Watt