Creating the best work environment is important for a greater productivity. People are the most important asset in all companies. Even the emotional implications of unwanted friction or being at odds with someone can greatly affect the positive outcome of the working experience.
Think of the 9 to 5 in a small cubicle with the computer screen and the cup of coffee as a company. Of course, add the pile of paperwork that needs to be done. You have certain goals to meet. Probably, you are already stressed as the deadline comes closer. All of these factors are very easily detonators to a stress pour out. We have all seen it: a co-worker that seems to train every day to make your life more miserable than what it already is.
Then you have the pressure of trying to make ends meet at home. If you have a spouse and kids, you also need to deal with all issues at home.
Why is anger management important?
There are probably very little things that you can do to help with workload or physical ambient. However, there is all you can do to deal with all of them positively. We are not talking about stoically withstanding with unfair situations, you do stand against those. But we are talking about showing patience (and even empathy, sometimes) towards those situations that you cannot change.
We all have our temper and a measure of what pops our balloon. Sometimes we get mad at things that deep inside we know they are more about us than anything external. It is at those moments that knowing how to control one’s anger comes in place. This could even actually determine if you keep your job. I have seen many situations in which anger took the best of an employee and they had to be fired.
Anger is a human emotion and sometimes it is important to be able to express our feelings. Anger management is not about suppressing those emotions. It is more about handling them properly. When we get livid, we usually affect other people. We usually do and say things that we would not normally do.
We get angry as a response to internal and external situations. Anger even affects our physiology. It has been associated with digestive conditions, headaches, rapid breathing, elevated blood pressure, and it even increases the chances of a stroke.
Anger is an adaptative response to us feeling hurt, threatened, or in danger. This increases your adrenaline and makes you more alert. Although this can help you react in stressful situations, it can also kill you if you are not able to handle it properly.
If you are able to recognize the signs of having an anger issue, it is important that you approach an expert to get some counseling. Remember, anger in the workplace handled badly will have negative effects on you and your record.