2. Step away from your desk if you need – get water or say hi to a coworker.
3. Ask yourself, how might someone react to you based on your mood, or even how you might react to someone in your current mood.
Recognize others’ moods as well. Read the room. Figure out the right times, and ways to communicate with people based on those moods.
1. Engage with coworkers regularly – even just a few minutes of light conversation may help you recognize and even change someone’s mood.
2. Create a rapport with those around you, try to understand who they are and where they’re coming from, and be open to listening to them.
3. If need be, develop a strategy for communicating with someone based on their moods.
Stay focused on goals and results, not moods or emotions. Moods are subjective but they can impact our judgement and performance in an objective world. Despite your mood, the business goals aren’t going to change, so tackle your work with that in mind.
1. Try to check your emotions at the door – work doesn’t change only your moods.
2. Set daily goals to help keep you on track.
3. Keep your day organized with a to-do list or schedule.