There was a book I once read when I worked for a huge corporation; it was entitled, “Thriving on Chaos.” Basically, it was a book about the nonsense or political games that people and management played in the workplace.
After I read that book, I learned so much about the way some people think, clearly there are people who exist in this world, that believe they cannot go through his or her day, without causing disruption, playing games, or just causing dissention in their personal and professional lives.
Since I own businesses now, most people in the workplace think that or was taught that he or she must play these ridiculous games in the workplace. That being said, I definitely do not believe, matter of fact, I know that I don’t, nor do I tolerate this kind of nonsense or drama in my personal life or in my workplace.
There are people who work in corporations, who consistently play political games in the workplace. These people believe that he or she must create an atmosphere of disruption to motivate people to do their jobs, REALLY! I don’t think so, and I don’t allow people to cause disruptions or play political games in the workplace.
I will not even hire a person, if my spidey sense or six sense starts to tingle, which tells me that this person is going to be a disruption to the workplace. I can speak from experience too. I once worked for one of the most largest and one of the most well known corporation in the world. I will not share the name of that corporation, I can tell you that now it is possibly seeing the after effects of its' chaotic environment and it is not performing very well from a financial standpoint. Plus, I believe life is about karma, promoting or encouraging this sort of environment in the workplace will eventually damage the employees from a productivity and social perspective.
When I worked there, that corporation thrived on promoting that sort of environment. I had a high level executive tell me, that chaos makes a corporation thrive and I totally disagree with that comment. A corporation will not thrive, it may seem as though it is, but it will not thrive and most employees who are thrown into that environment will not be happy working in it.
What does that say about the quality of the individual, who lives their life in such a manner, where he or she does not have any regard for himself or herself, or the people they wreak havoc on while bulldozing their way through life?
Whenever I meet people, whether it is in business situations or through casual interactions in my personal life, I generally can discern, how he or she conduct their personal and professional lives. I also can discern, if he or she thrives on creating a drama filled, or emotionally messy lifestyle.
I’m a person who life is defined by respecting anybody that crosses paths with me, and I conduct my life in a manner by which, it is not drama filled, due to the fact that I live a stress free lifestyle, and I only surround myself with people, who I know that are capable of living a drama free lifestyle.
Ask yourself a question. What kind of people do you surround yourself with in your life? Do you have a drama free workplace and personal life? Do you know anybody who lives in this manner or fashion, where his or her life is a chaotic mess?
I will never understand what drives a person to live or conduct their lives in such a way, where he or she are constantly in the midst of drama, or just thrive on the drama that exists in their lives.
. I have noticed that people who live messy lives, tend to attract others, who thrive on the same chaos and mess in their lives. What's that old analogy? "Birds of a feather", mostly at times rings true, especially pertaining to this particular situation, whether it's in a his or her personal or professional life.
Here are some suggestions I would like to give you below, that may help you or keep yourself from being entangled with people in your personal or professional lives, that thrive on messy or chaotic filled lifestyles.
- Know your friends, whether they are in your professional or personal lives.
- Don’t participate in chaotic mess or drama in the workplace or allow it to thrive into or bleed over into your personal lives, in other words, if your personal life is not chaotic, and your workplace is chaotic, leave that chaotic mess at work, do not bring it home, yet attempt to have that sense of balance in your life
- Even though you may be thrown in the mix of having to work with individuals who lead messy lifestyles, it does not have to be the way you conduct yourself, never allow another person's lifestyle, or their personality, especially if it is negative or counter productive, to rub off on you, be proactive enough to realize, or know what kind of people you are interacting with in the workplace, do your work, even if you have to work collectively with those type of people and push forward without becoming or getting caught up in messy drama or politics with chaotic people in the workplace.
- Learn how to eliminate stress in your life, even if it means making decisions on who is going to be in your life, or where you are going to work,
- First and Foremost, Be yourself, know yourself, and remember that you do not have to conform to the way others think or act around you, especially, if the way he or she acts around you is disruptive
- Choose activities or do things that are relaxing to you
Last but not least, do not live your life, where everyday is chaotic and a stressful mess. Live each day enjoying what you do, enjoying the people you interact with, each and everyday, and live your life free of chaos, and drama filled mess.
CorpGiant (author) from Dallas Texas on August 01, 2017:
Hi Michele ,
I apologize for replying to your comment so late, don't know how I missed, yet I totally agree with your comments. Its a stressful mess to have to come to work and interact with workers who do not know how to just do their job and refrain from bringing or introducing mess or drama into the workplace.
Appreciate your comments, once again, I do apologize for the late reply.
CorpGiant (author) from Dallas Texas on August 01, 2017:
I agree with your comments, yet even though it may be an excitement or rush for some in the workplace, its very disruptive, because most people just want to come to work focus on their work interact with co workers minus the drama and go home to do what he or she do when their not in the workplace.
I appreciate the comments, and I agree it is another angle.
Michele on April 09, 2015:
Chaotic life is stressful to others. If you can't respect that it's not just about you go be in a colony, and destroy those who enjoy that.
adi on December 19, 2013:
The thing that you seem to be missing here though is, that for some people chaos is not a stress trigger.
Its more of an excitement or being in action or being spontaneus and doing unexpected things or just adding some interest and color.
It might be related to higher excitement levels and looking for more in everything. Maybe some hedonism as well.
I enjoy chaos deeply, but since I am not stressed by any of it, I seem to attract very balanced and relaxed people.
So theres another angle I guess.