What to do if your colleagues don't like you

Boris Johnson narrowly won a no-confidence motion in Parliament last night, with 211 MP votes in support of his leadership to 148 against.

The Prime Minister may have ended up with a majority but, with 41% of his own party’s MPs voting to oust him, is unlikely to be breathing a sigh of relief just yet.

Whether Johnson stays or goes, he’s now painfully aware that more than a third of his colleagues distrust and/or dislike him – and that’s got to sting.

Although most of us won’t have had it spelled out in black and white like this, it’s not uncommon for workmates to butt heads.

Nobody is everybody’s cup of tea, and there’s no requirement for colleagues to get on. But when issues bubble up to the surface, they can pose big problems.

Dr Maria Kordowicz, Psychologist & Director of Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning at University of Nottingham, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘If you feel continuously excluded by others, this can potentially lead to anxiety about being at work.

‘This may then lead to not only to a decreased ability to do our jobs effectively, but also to low confidence and low mood, as well as a sense of helplessness.’ 

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