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How to deal with dysfunctional people at work Logo aicpa

  Jennifer Wilson |   Free |   AICPA |   21 Feb 2017 |   CPA Insider

Is your organization disrupted by bullying or other damaging behaviors? This article shares 6 strategies for taking a stand.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Financial accounting & reporting: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Assurance: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Assurance: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Not-for-profit: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Not-for-profit: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • IT management & assurance: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • IT management & assurance: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Firm practice management: Technical: Human capital, Intermediate
  • Firm practice management: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Firm practice management: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Tax: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Tax: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Forensic & valuation services: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Fair value measurement: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Fair value measurement: People: Communication, Intermediate
  • Personal financial planning: People: Influence, Intermediate
  • Personal financial planning: People: Communication, Intermediate

10 Comments/Reflections

James Lang

James Lang Jun 2018

This is a sensitive subject for most people, and most people may have experienced something along these lines. The article though brief gives some good suggestions for how to tackle dysfunction in the workplace.
Arjun Malik

Arjun Malik Mar 2018

I have found dysfunctional people in several organisations - often where senior managers are bullying or patronising their staff and not listening to concerns/feedback or suggestions for improvement which has left staff demoralised and with declining motivation. The article enforces the case for standing up to them - either directly or via another party - however the risk of losing your job must be accepted as the politics involved can be difficult to navigate.
Emma Blyth

Emma Blyth Jan 2018

Very useful and practical advise. Keep to the facts, remove emotional reactions, provide possible Resolutions.
Things may change.
Things may not - stay and accept or go?
Anna Sallis

Anna Sallis Dec 2017

I like the suggestion that if no change can be facilitated, you have to decide to put up or leave.  I have been in this situation and leaving was the answer as the culture of the organisation was too strong and embedded to change at that point.
Steven Phillips

Steven Phillips Nov 2017

A useful article, particularly relevant for the issues I am currently experiencing.