Focus on the good things and just let go of any really nasty bad things. Forgive the ones who have to exercise power, control, or other needs that often result in bad relationships on the job. I worked with a lady once and we butted heads for a long while, then I started valuing her good traits, accepting our differences, laughing at our power struggles and we are best friends now! Different is not always bad in a team setting because a team can learn to rely on the other member’s strengths! I love that lady and a job that was misery became fun and exciting when we let go and accepted each other’s perspectives. She was process orientated to the letter, I am outcome orientated totally and can change horses mid-stream, no problem. It always surprised me when people think I am flighty, not so, just quick to accept new things or change. I love adventure, and new things do not scare me. But some people have a lot of fears concerning change. The strengths we blended made the job flow smoothly and we were happy, happy, happy together for many years after the intial give it up about whose way was better phase let us go forward. Someone has to let go and be approachable in most situations or it becomes a battle and unhealthy. All agencies have thier unique personalities and people are all valuable, look for the good and let the rest go. Be nice, not nasty or contentious about little things!
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