Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Success in the workplace depends on your ability to relate effectively to people. Research shows that 60-80% of all difficulties in organizations stem from strained relationships between employees, not from deficits in an individual employee’s skill or motivation.1

Difficult workplace relationships are far more than a nuisance; they can cause anxiety, burnout, clinical depression and even physical illness. Healthy relationships at work can propel you to great heights of achievement; dysfunctional or toxic ones will tether you to mediocrity.

When you mismanage relationships, the fall-out affects productivity and quite possibly your ability to advance. Your success at work depends on your ability to set the kinds of boundaries that encourage mutual respect and keep the focus on productivity. HBM

Van Moody, motivational speaker and media expert

Author of The People Factor

1 Association for Psychological Type International, APTI