The first step is to communicate with your coworker.
If you have a coworker, you don’t trust. The first step is communicating with them and working out the issue. If that doesn’t work, you can try some of the following tips.
Talk to your coworker about your concerns.
You may feel like you can’t trust your coworker, but the first step is communicating with them directly about your concerns. It’s possible that there is a misunderstanding or your coworker is unaware of how their actions affect you. Talking to them openly and honestly is the best way to resolve the issue.
If you’re uncomfortable talking to your coworker, you can talk to a supervisor or Human Resources representative. They can help mediate the situation and help you find a resolution.
If your coworker is receptive, try to work out a solution together.
If you have a good relationship with your coworker and think they may be receptive to your concerns, it may be worth having a conversation with them. Try to express your concerns calmly and openly, and see if there is a way to work out a solution together. It may be helpful to set some ground rules, such as only discussing work-related matters during work hours or avoiding personal topics altogether. If your coworker is not receptive to your concerns, or if the situation does not improve after speaking with them, you may need further action.
If communication doesn’t work or your coworker is uncooperative, you may need to take additional steps.
From lying and gossiping to stealing credit for your work, there is a range of reasons why you might not trust a coworker. If you find yourself in this situation, taking action is important. First, try to communicate with your coworker directly to see if you can resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work or your coworker is uncooperative, you may need to take additional steps.
Keep a record of your coworker’s behavior.
If you have a coworker you don’t trust, keeping a record of their behavior is important. This will help you build a case if you need to take additional steps, such as going to HR or your boss.
Some things you may want to keep track of include:
-The nature of the untrustworthy behavior
-When it occurred
-Who was involved
-What, if any, action was taken in response
By keeping a record, you can demonstrate that the behavior is a pattern and not just a one-time thing. This will be helpful if you need to take steps to address the situation.
Talk to your boss or HR.
If you’ve tried to resolve the issue with your coworker directly, and it hasn’t worked, the next step is to talk to your boss or HR. Bring up the issue and explain how it’s affecting your work.
Your boss may be able to help you resolve the issue directly, or they may suggest mediation between you and your coworker. If the issue is more serious, they may launch an investigation.
It’s important to remember that you have a right to a harassment-free workplace, and your employer has a responsibility to provide one. If they don’t take steps to fix the problem, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
If necessary, consider finding a new job.
There are key things to remember if you find yourself in this situation. First, it’s important to remember that not every workplace is perfect and that you may need to compromise to stay employed. However, if your distrust of your coworker impacts your ability to do your job effectively or if you feel like you are in danger, it may be time to start looking for a new job.
In addition, you can do a few things to try to improve the situation before resigning yourself to find a new job. Talk to your boss or another supervisor about your concerns. It’s possible they are unaware of the issue and can take steps to help resolve it. Alternatively, if you have tried talking to your coworker directly and are unwilling to change their behavior, it may be necessary to go over their head.
Of course, even if you take these steps, it’s possible that nothing will change, and you will still need to find a new job. In that case, the most important thing is not to let the situation get you down. Remember that there are other opportunities, and you will eventually find a workplace where you can trust your coworkers.