David Zinger has a post on 13 sources of workplace irritation. It talks about “Who gets to you at work? What gets to you at work? What are those things that irritate you the most?”
13 sources of workplace irritation:
The Enemy: People who are employed by the organization but only see the organization as the enemy.
Slide junkies: Their 30 minute presentation consist of 129 PowerPoint slides as they stand in the dark reading what you see on the screen.
Gripers without Gumption: People who gripe yet lack the gumption to do anything about it.
Look at me: Being copied on emails that have nothing to do with my work.
Just Make it Happen: Being told by someone you report to: I don’t care how you do it, just make it happen.
What time zone are you in: People who attend meetings but who constantly arrive 10 to 15 minutes late.
Screen suckers: People in meetings who cannot sustain contact with the agenda and drift away into a blackberry screen sucking stupor.
It is that time of year again: Getting feedback only once a year as the person struggles to remember anything you did.
Bologne feedback: Getting formula feedback as the person says one nice thing, one thing to improve, and another nice thing – it makes me feel like a brainless Oreo cookie or a slice of bologne being sandwiched by management.
Fault without fix: People who constantly find fault without offering fixes.
Paperless cuts: Getting paper cuts in this paperless society.
Energy suckers: Those people who suck the energy out of a group creating an empty vacuum of effort.
Theoretical managers: The cerebral person who can spout the theory and outline organizational behavior dynamics in project meetings but has not actually done anything for over 11 years.