It was a Wednesday like any other. I passed by my CFO’s office and we began discussing the Mets’ previous night’s victory.
The HR director walked in and interrupted our conversation. “I thought you were talking about work. Are you a Mets fan?” he asked.
After I confirmed it, he said “We like the Yankees around here. You’re fired”. He proceeded to turn to the CFO and have the same conversation.
Of course this conversation was all in jest. Now the three of us have something we can jibe each other about.
Wouldn’t it be great if other work disagreement could be discussed as candidly without each side getting defensive?
Next time you’re in an argument (or about to get in one) ask yourself “What’s the best way to resolve this?” Often you’ll find avoiding the whole issue or agreeing to disagree can save a lot of ill will and time.
In the meanwhile I’ll be plotting my revenge against the HR director.