Complaining is good for you and for the workplace. Show me a workplace where no one ever complains, and I’ll show you a workplace where people are so afraid of conflict and uncomfortable conversation that very little change is possible.
However, you must complain constructively following the tips in this post. This means complaining at the right time, to the right person about the right problem. As opposed to just moaning all the time to whoever will listen about whatever bugs you the most.
So pick one problem that’s been bugging you at work and decide:
- Who to raise it with
- When to raise it
- How to raise it
Then do it. No point in just letting that problem annoy you day after day – speak up and get it fixed.
- How to complain constructively
- How to handle chronic complainers
- 5 steps to resolve a conflict at work
The Chief Happiness Officer’s Monday tips are simple, easy, fun things you can do to make yourself and others happy at work and get the work-week off to a great start. Something everyone can do in five minutes, tops. When you try it, write a comment here to tell me how it went.