Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert and founder of the Protocol School of Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Florida, gives her thoughts on working with people who annoy you. Of course, we’re talking about people outside of the law department, right?
“Somewhere in your business career, you will probably work with someone you find annoying. Maybe they ask too many questions, try to engage on a level you find uncomfortably personal, or constantly make excuses or demands. It’s natural to be tempted to ignore someone who annoys you, or turn away from this person when he gets on your last nerve. However, this may not be the best strategy. The people you find the most annoying might actually be the best choice for the job, based on their skill set and knowledge base.”
Read: 5 Ways to Work With People Who Annoy You at Entrepreneur